I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. My dad said I was drawing on the walls at home aged 4!
These drawings are from when I was about 10. Cowboy film star John Wayne
, footballer Bobby Charlton
, and Captain Scarlet
from the Gerry Anderson
I studied Graphic Design at Bath Academy of Art
, and subsequently became a freelance illustrator, producing artwork for a wide variety magazines, books, and posters.
Examples, left to right: Marilyn
(Athena Poster), The Beatles Who's Who
(Aurum Press), Computer & Video Games Magazine
Later I began writing and illustrating Children's Books, published in the UK, USA, Europe, Asia & Australia. Cowgirl Rosie
(Orchard Books), Blanche & Rocky
(Hodder Children's Books), and Lily and the Magical Moonbeam
(Orchard Books), have also been shown on the BBC TV
I've had a lifelong interest in football, and over the years I've contributed illustrations to Shoot!
, World Soccer
, and the Football Association
. More recently my work has appeared in Match of the Day
magazine, and Inside United
Continuing the football theme, I co-created Grin the Net
, a strip that ran in The Sun
newspaper for a couple of years. A second strip Outside The Box
currently appears weekly in Nuts
I also have an interest in the wider art world, my work has been reviewed by Sir Roy Strong
, and included in exhibitions at the Walker Art Gallery
in Liverpool, and the Mall Gallery
in London. I produce paintings for sale, mainly pop art, portraits, and watercolours.