I am an artist illustrator based in rural Derbyshire. My time as an artist is spread between working on creating vibrant pieces of modern art using predominantly acrylic on canvas, community art projects and book illustration.
Prior to my move back to my homeland Derbyshire, UK in 2014. I spent numerous years in Northern Ireland involved in Community Art projects, many of which entailed community consultation and the replacement of unsightly graffiti, sectarian and paramilitary images. The artwork was in the form of large-scale murals, school and youth art projects, signage, street posters, metal profiling, logo design and interpretation boards. I also carried out commissions for health centres.
As a side line, I offer corporate illustration and design logos.
Influences and Inspiration
My influencing artists are Edward Ardizzone, Michael Foreman, Sarah Chichester Clark, Ralph Steadman, Beryl Cook, Tamara De Lempicka and Frida Kahlo (among many others).
In the last two years a significant area of expertise that I’ve been nurturing is Traditional Fairground Arts, of which you can see influences my use of colour and shapes in much of my 2016 work.
I embrace all physical mediums, and often integrate this with digital programs such as Photoshop. I work in a variety of ways to suit the client’s needs, whether this is client led and integrated within a committee or community, or on an open brief basis.
- Commission Pictures
- Book Illustration
- Logo Design
- Corporate Illustration and Design
- Large Scale Murals
- Fairground Art Work
- Interpretation Boards
- Fine Art Work
- Metal Profiling
- Street Posters
- Personalised Doodles