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About me.

After leaving art college I was offered an apprenticeship in a design studio and was employed as a commercial artist/designer. As a young artist working in this environment I found it a stimulating and instructive experience. I learned so much from the late Robert Forrester, an excellent water colourist who stressed to me the importance of sketching and drawing every day, and to work from life whenever possible. In 1987 I decided to venture out on my own, producing designs for the packaging industry, including decorated containers and tins, for which I received a number of awards. My clients included Boots, Argos, Debenhams, M & S, Bassetts, Cadburys, Euro-Disney, and Terrys. I also produced artwork for jigsaw puzzles, book and brochure illustrations, and taught watercolour painting. As a full member of the Guild of Railway Artists, I have had a number of my paintings featured in their books. I enjoy painting a wide range of subjects, including landscapes and portraits, selling my work throught the UK and overseas.

More recently I have written and illustrated a children's book entitled Durdle the Dragon. You can see more about this, and purchase it by clicking here.