I am a UK-based artist & illustrator, with a passion for bringing magical ideas to life through my work. I am largely self-taught, having drawn in my spare time from a very early age. Academically, I graduated with a First Class B.A (Hons) in Design & Animation in 2008, and an M.A in Creative Media, specialising in Illustration, five years later. I then started working freelance, selling my work in galleries, and doing commissions, some of which you can see in my portfolio here. I’ve had an array of different clients and customers over the years, from family & friends, to local businesses, upcoming musicians, and charities I support. I enjoy applying my expressive style to a number of different briefs, and also create my own work, which I sell online.
My inspiration mostly comes from the books I’m reading, the music I’m listening to, classic mythology & fairytales, my spiritual study, and people and characters in general. I love combining the organic beauty of natural forms, with a dreamlike conceptual quality. I’ve always loved the fantasy genre, not necessarily as an escape from reality, but a rich extension of it. Through art, we can visualise things that are otherwise invisible, like emotions, spirits, or untold stories, and that really fascinates me. I enjoy interpreting my subjects on a number of different levels, and I think it can be hugely therapeutic to see life in an imaginative and sensitive way. My favourite media to work with are inks, watercolours, pencils, and my trusty black biro, and I also use Photoshop to add colour effects or details. Ultimately, I love the control and delicacy of hand-drawn art, but technology is like a kind of magic, that can sometimes give an extra sparkle!
If you would like to enquire about buying or commissioning a piece, please get in touch via the ‘Contact‘ link above or email me at email@example.com . I also have prints and merchandise available of my illustrations at RedBubble, and my photography at Zazzle, which I am regularly adding to. I post news of any upcoming projects, or drawings I am working on, on my Facebook Page.
Thanks for visiting & hope you enjoy!