I have created the animated illustrations for the multi award winning show The Great British Bake Off, for all nine series since it's inception in 2010.
I have also produced the graphics for the all of the spin-off shows in the GBBO family such as; Junior Bake Off, Mary & Paul's Master Classes, Stand up to Cancer Bake Off, Comic Relief and Sport Relief Bake Off.
I have drawn over 3000 different bakes for Bake Off in all of it's incarnations.
GBBO was the most watched TV series in the UK in 2014, 2015 & 2016.
I have also produced the graphics for five series of The Great American Baking Show for ABC in the USA.
New poster for my favourite band IDLES. Joy as an act of resistance. A massive ice cream sundae.
Will be available from my print shop very soon.
I am passionate about food so illustrating food as the day job is a dream come true!
Here is a selection of some of the food I've illustrated recently.
I have a selection of foodie prints available in my Print Shop so if you like what you see here go take a look and make your kitchen walls look good enough to eat.
Does what it says on the tin…
A print series will be released in time for Christmas 2019.
An exciting project that is currently in progress.
Buy your own tea towels here - Homepride!
A commission for Cycling Plus Magazine illustrating the ideal healthy breakfasts for cyclists. Commissioned by Future Publishing.
In 2016 I produced my first fully illustrated book, the official colouring book from The Great British Bake Off, published by Hodder.
'90 beautiful illustrations by the official Bake Off illustrator, Tom Hovey, including all your favourite showstoppers and iconic bakes from the show. Immerse yourself in the world of Bake Off, away with the oven gloves, pick up those colouring pencils and unleash your artistic flair.'
The book is available in all good book shops and here.
I love plants. Plants are great, they keep us alive.
I love meat.
Lots of lovely fruit
In 2015 I was honoured to be asked to design a Shaun the Sheep statue for the The Shaun in the City trail in Bristol for the charity The Grand Appeal.
My statue, entitled Star Bake, was situated at Boston Tea Party Cafe on Gloucester Rd, Bishopston from June until August 2015. It was then eventually auctioned along with all 120 other statues, Star Bake was sold for £16,000!
I thought I’d share a few of the shots of me working on my Shaun during January 2015, it took about 4 weeks! It was a lot of fun working on something that size and applying my working process to something so different. As you may have noticed my design is inspired by many of the bakes I had illustrated over the past 6 years of creating graphics for the The Great British Bake Off.
You can also own your very own 'Star Bake' figurine with all the proceeds going to charity. Visit the online shop here.
Sprinkles is a rainbow celebration cake, designed by Tom Hovey.
The Gromit Unleashed 2 trail features over 60 giant sculptures designed by high-profile artists, designers, innovators and local talent. Sculptures are positioned in high footfall and iconic locations around Bristol and the surrounding area, perfect for a family day out around the city and beyond.
I love drawing other people's beautiful food that I've drooled over on Instagram.
Top image is a beetroot fritter by Elly Pear - Follow Elly on Instagram
Beetroot and avacado burger by the Meringue Girls - Follow MG on Instagram
A variety of Ice Cream's I've drawn for some different clients.