An exciting project that is currently in progress.
I have created the animated illustrations for the multi award winning BBC One show The Great British Bake Off, for all seven 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, Comic Relief and Sport Relief Bake Off.
I have drawn around 2000 different bakes for Bake Off in all of it's incarnations.
15.9 million viewers tuned into the finale of 2016's Series 7 to see Candice Brown win, making it the most watched TV series in the UK for the third year running.
I have also produced the graphics for the first two 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.
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
I love working with local Bristol food brands like Vee Double Moo, and there are so many to choose from with new street vendors popping up every week. Taking inspiration from the USA, Vee Double Moo brings vanilla soft serve to Bristol, adding delicious home made and locally sourced ingredients. Selling amazing ice creams out of VW camper van painted like a cow, what's not to love!
I illustrated 3 of their key items for their summer menu; The cone, The Sundae and The Special.
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.
I have been going to Glastonbury Festival since the year 2000 when I was 17 and I went with £20 in my pocket one change of clothes, a sleeping bag a no ticket. I've been many times since and it is very special place for me. So when I was asked to work for festival's on-site free newspaper as their illustrator documenting the festival, to say it was a dream job is an understatement.
I also got the chance to turn my Tony Benn portrait from Thursday's paper into a poster celebrating his life. We printed 500 of the posters on the Heidelberg printer and distributed them from the Free Press tent.
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!
A commission for Cycling Plus Magazine illustrating the ideal healthy breakfasts for cyclists. Commissioned by Future Publishing.
An advertorial commission for Rangemaster Home magazine, commissioned by Archant Publsihing.