As a student I studied Art and Design at Medway College of Design and then on to a Graphic Design with Illustration Degree at Canterbury College of Art.
I started work as a Freelance Designer and Illustrator in both Canterbury and Bristol, working on a range of accounts from golfing products to high street stores.
In 1992 I retrained as a teacher of Art and Design Technology. Now living in the west of England I continued to work as an Art tutor and artist focusing on wildlife images. These wildlife images are based on sketches and photographs produced during trips to many parts of the world including Namibia, Australia, and North America. His work has been inspired by a number of different artists including Alphonse Mucha, and the illustrator Jim Fitzpatrick for their use of line. Joseph Crawhall’s beautiful animal images and the Scottish colourist for their bold use of flat colour
My most recent work has been to develop a line and wash style using Acrylic paints and fine point pens. The paints have a iridescent medium added to them which creates a shimering effect as you move past the image. They also contain glitter which again changes the nature of the image.
Most of these images come from a combination of my sketches and the photographs taken by my wife whilst workng as wildlife volunteers in Namibia.
I use these images as the inspiration for my paintings trying to convey something of the nature of the animals represented and the vibrant colours and heat of Africa.