Welcome to my wonderfully weird world of marvellous mechanical contraptions. My artwork is inspired by an inventive and curious mind, a dash of nostalgia, a soupcon of Utopian Edwardian charm and a large blob of humour and bewilderment. 
When it's time to 'build' my contraptions I source the various components from my virtual collection. A collection built up over time from visits to curious places, museums, archives and just roaming around. If I find a rusting tool in a forgotten toolbox I see a connecting rod, or maybe I see an old bicycle chain as a conveyor belt.... Copper pipes, cogs, springs and unidentified widgets all play a part in my weird world.
Oh, and sometimes, I get to dress up as the 'Victorian gentleman' which can't be bad either!

If you're interested in buying one of my prints, please contact me direct by phone or through my contact form, I'll be happy to answer any questions or queries without obligation.
My standard prints are 20" x 14" Giclee fine art paper. The image area will be a bit smaller to allow for a white border for mounting. The prints are delivered to you rolled in a cardboard tube, ready for you to mount and frame to your choice. I personally sign each print. Print price: £110 including UK mainland delivery. You can have other sizes on request.
The Thought Distiller: In a hectic Edwardian world it can sometimes be difficult to juggle ones many thoughts. Not anymore! When you need to store a thought simply put the attached hat on and your thoughts will be painlessly extracted and processed before being bottled and labelled for future use.
The Thought Distiller: In a hectic Edwardian world it can sometimes be difficult to juggle ones many thoughts. Not anymore! When you need to store a thought simply put the attached hat on and your thoughts will be painlessly extracted and processed before being bottled and labelled for future use.
McRobo-dog: We thought we create the perfect pooch out of old bits and pieces we found lying around. Modelled on a Yorkshire Terrier we managed to fit in full suspension together with tail wagging cogs and a bladder made from an old bagpipe!
McRobo-dog: We thought we create the perfect pooch out of old bits and pieces we found lying around. Modelled on a Yorkshire Terrier we managed to fit in full suspension together with tail wagging cogs and a bladder made from an old bagpipe!
Beat the bookies: Set this predictor to any date in the future and see what the lottery, football results or stocks & shares will be on that date. Due to an unforeseen error in the mark one version we have introduced an emergency stop button.
Beat the bookies: Set this predictor to any date in the future and see what the lottery, football results or stocks & shares will be on that date. Due to an unforeseen error in the mark one version we have introduced an emergency stop button.
Weather Predicting Contraption: From squally showers to the rarefied British sunshine this contraption will predict your daily weather so that you can choose your attire most appropriately. This particular model has the addition of a snowflake detector for Christmas Day, just in case you'd like to beat the bookies.
Weather Predicting Contraption: From squally showers to the rarefied British sunshine this contraption will predict your daily weather so that you can choose your attire most appropriately. This particular model has the addition of a snowflake detector for Christmas Day, just in case you'd like to beat the bookies.
Life, the Universe blah blah…: We searched high and low for a contraption that would make 42s. We gave up and made one ourselves from various things we found in our virtual collection. Our contraption uses the glory of steam to mould the numbers. We also added an auto-painter to colour things up a bit.
Life, the Universe blah blah…: We searched high and low for a contraption that would make 42s. We gave up and made one ourselves from various things we found in our virtual collection. Our contraption uses the glory of steam to mould the numbers. We also added an auto-painter to colour things up a bit.
Morning Post Sorting Contraption: Looking behind the scenes at the postal service is fascinating. This contraption makes the task of sorting the post automated and hassle-free. Once the letters are posted the rollers ensure that they are flat before being scanned for the correct postal address and stamp. No stamp of scruffy handwriting will result in the letter being incinerated! The Auto-Postie will then safely deliver you letters to the correct door.
Morning Post Sorting Contraption: Looking behind the scenes at the postal service is fascinating. This contraption makes the task of sorting the post automated and hassle-free. Once the letters are posted the rollers ensure that they are flat before being scanned for the correct postal address and stamp. No stamp of scruffy handwriting will result in the letter being incinerated! The Auto-Postie will then safely deliver you letters to the correct door.
Automated Barista: There are many different kinds of coffee maker out there but you might not have seen one like this before. You can select your bean blend and have the Barista grind and gurgle to perfection before adding water, sugar and milk to your taste. We use china cups with this model as we are very environmentally aware.
Automated Barista: There are many different kinds of coffee maker out there but you might not have seen one like this before. You can select your bean blend and have the Barista grind and gurgle to perfection before adding water, sugar and milk to your taste. We use china cups with this model as we are very environmentally aware.
Goggle Search Engine: Explore the world of knowledge but be warned this search engine takes up a bit more space than most! Our Goggle Search Engine permits searches from a wide ranging encyclopaedic library. The page flicker is then programmed to find the exact entry before it is scanned by the patented Goggle Scanner. We have included a safety anti-virus vial just in case. Please note that the search engine has Goggle Ads which will appear in the bottom right-hand corner.
Goggle Search Engine: Explore the world of knowledge but be warned this search engine takes up a bit more space than most! Our Goggle Search Engine permits searches from a wide ranging encyclopaedic library. The page flicker is then programmed to find the exact entry before it is scanned by the patented Goggle Scanner. We have included a safety anti-virus vial just in case. Please note that the search engine has Goggle Ads which will appear in the bottom right-hand corner.
His Master's Voice (Gramophonium): An essential piece of equipment for those vinyl aficionados. Featuring a multi-selector you can program your tune choice and have the Gramophonium select, dust and place each vinyl on the turntable, ready to play. This model features electrical power and a governor to prevent over-spin. We have included three speeds: 33 1/3, 78 and the little know 42rpm to give iTunes a run for its money.
His Master's Voice (Gramophonium): An essential piece of equipment for those vinyl aficionados. Featuring a multi-selector you can program your tune choice and have the Gramophonium select, dust and place each vinyl on the turntable, ready to play. This model features electrical power and a governor to prevent over-spin. We have included three speeds: 33 1/3, 78 and the little know 42rpm to give iTunes a run for its money.
The Auto Doodler (mk2): When life's just too crazy to find the time to doodle, let Auto Doodler (mk2) take the strain. Leave it to itself for a while and return with a full page of scribbles. Marvel at the effortless random doodles this contraption creates whist you are busy with other things. (Ink sold separately).
The Auto Doodler (mk2): When life's just too crazy to find the time to doodle, let Auto Doodler (mk2) take the strain. Leave it to itself for a while and return with a full page of scribbles. Marvel at the effortless random doodles this contraption creates whist you are busy with other things. (Ink sold separately).
The Marvellous Mechanical Traveller's Companion: Essential marvellous contraption for a Victorian explorer mapping the dark corners of the World. With this contraption you can navigate your way through exotic lands with the sure knowledge of getting back home for lunch. Should you venture further afield then this model sports a tea-making facility for the thirsty traveller.
The Marvellous Mechanical Traveller's Companion: Essential marvellous contraption for a Victorian explorer mapping the dark corners of the World. With this contraption you can navigate your way through exotic lands with the sure knowledge of getting back home for lunch. Should you venture further afield then this model sports a tea-making facility for the thirsty traveller.
The Photographers' Hat: Never miss a photographic opportunity with this all-in-one Photographer's Hat. Looking like a proper gentleman when you're out taking photographs can only be a good thing; and the 'birdie' comes built in! We have included an auto-setting and manual chain-operated shutter release together with a filter stack and super flash bulb for those evening shots.
The Photographers' Hat: Never miss a photographic opportunity with this all-in-one Photographer's Hat. Looking like a proper gentleman when you're out taking photographs can only be a good thing; and the 'birdie' comes built in! We have included an auto-setting and manual chain-operated shutter release together with a filter stack and super flash bulb for those evening shots.
Lazy Dog-o-Walker : The Lazy Dog-O-Walker (v4.02.42) is an ingenious contraption to take the effort out of taking your favourite pooch for its daily constitutional. The device is can be pre-programmed to take in local lamp posts and, with its anti-cat detector activated, is able to avoid any canine-feline unpleasantness en route. Equipped with a ball wanger for entertainment and a supply of scooby snacks and finest spring water for the trip, the Lazy Dog-O-Walker will allow you to concentrate on doing the dishes and other domestic luxuries. Oh, and Don't worry about those little (or big) accidents, the Lazy Dog-o-Walker has an integral and fully automatic Vac-u-Poo to suck up those doggy dos.
Lazy Dog-o-Walker : The Lazy Dog-O-Walker (v4.02.42) is an ingenious contraption to take the effort out of taking your favourite pooch for its daily constitutional. The device is can be pre-programmed to take in local lamp posts and, with its anti-cat detector activated, is able to avoid any canine-feline unpleasantness en route. Equipped with a ball wanger for entertainment and a supply of scooby snacks and finest spring water for the trip, the Lazy Dog-O-Walker will allow you to concentrate on doing the dishes and other domestic luxuries. Oh, and Don't worry about those little (or big) accidents, the Lazy Dog-o-Walker has an integral and fully automatic Vac-u-Poo to suck up those doggy dos.
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