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.
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 cover for a law firm’s quarterly Magazine.
The theme of issue was Diversity and the cover reflects some of the food found in the countries that some of their staff originate from.
A commission for Cycling Plus Magazine illustrating the ideal healthy breakfasts for cyclists. Commissioned by Future Publishing.
An exciting project that is currently in progress.
Buy your own tea towels here - Homepride!
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 as we constantly kill them with over watering or under-watering.
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.
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.
In 2016 I produced the illustrated graphics for the first series of Crème de la Crème for BBC Two. CDLC is like Bake Off for professional teams of pastry chefs. The teams created very elaborate patisserie and desserts for judges Benoit Blin, Claire Clark and Cherish Finden.
The graphics were a real departure form the illustration style I used for the Bake Off which was a real challenge as they were so complex and intricate.
A collection of the prints I have available to buy in my Print Shop.
Go take a look and brighten up your kitchen walls with some tasty treats!