I studied Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic and The Royal Academy Schools. Though little of my work has been published or used commercially I think it fits well into the illustrative milieu, especially as a lot of my inspiration comes from literature and poetry. The works on display are all limited edition silk-screenprints, ranging from illustrations of John Betjeman poems ( 'False Security', 'Sun and Fun' ) to depictions of proverbs ( 'Lucky at Cards, Unlucky In Love' ) or they are more whimsical in nature like my covers for unwritten books ( 'Red is Green' and 'Colours May Vary' ). Also featured are a few prints from an ongoing series of imaginary bus stops entitled 'You Are Here but You Want to Be There' about being in the right place at the wrong time or vice versa, always grasping towards that seemingly unobtainable shangri-la.
As yet I have no major clients, have won no important awards, nor recieved any noteworthy honours. However I would just like to mention that when I was ten and attending Barrow Hedges Primary School I came third in a national handwriting competition sponsered by Platignum (not quite Parker) pens, though looking at my handwriting now it's hard to fathom exactly how. It should also be noted that whilst studying at the Royal Academy Schools I was awarded the rather obscurely titled Antique Collectors Prize for my painting 'Tony Bros Ice Cream Parlour, Acton' and in 1991, I was also handed a runner up prize in the John Moores 18 Exhibition (myself and nine others all finishing second to the now internationally famous Peter Doig) for the painting 'Two Slightly Anxious Sisters'. Other than that I keep my nose to the canvas and nylon mesh.