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I grew up in the sleepy Lancashire village of Parbold and when I was 9 my family moved to Yorkshire where I spent most of my childhood drawing, painting and making stuff from what ever I could find.
During my collage years I became a fan of artists like David Cutter, Ian Pollock and Edward Hopper. I left with an … Read More
I grew up in the sleepy Lancashire village of Parbold and when I was 9 my family moved to Yorkshire where I spent most of my childhood drawing, painting and making stuff from what ever I could find.
During my collage years I became a fan of artists like David Cutter, Ian Pollock and Edward Hopper. I left with an HND in Graphic design and was proud of my achievements only to end up in the 90s recessional jobless queue.
Spending the next 4 years working in temporary design jobs, I practiced my illustration work in my spare time.
In 1996 I took the plunge and started freelance in illustration. For the first 5 years I painted all my work on canvass paper and as you can imagine, this was rather time consuming. It was in 2001 that I started to familiarise myself with technology and start executing my artwork using a Wacom tablet and Corel Painter. Since then I have reinvented my style about 5 or 6 times.
It was in 2009 that I decided to create a sustainable style with a little more longevity.
I had a back operation and was off work for some time giving me the opportunity to experiment on my new style. People often ask me how I create the look of my work with it's 'bad print' effect. I tell them ' bit of jiggery pockery with photoshop'.
my past clients include: BBC, TUC, Reader's Digest, Financial Times, Walker books,
The Guardian, The Economist, Haymarket, conde nast, TES. Read Less
Member Since: Jan 19, 2013