After a year on the Cambridge Illustration Course, I gained a BA (hons) in Graphic Design (Illustration) at Exeter College of Art, where I initially specialised in Photography encouraged by my tutor, a well-known landscape photographer, later moving on to focus on book illustration and Literary Etching. All subject matter appeals to me, from Cityscapes and Landscapes to commissioned portraits of animals and people working in Watercolour, Acrylic, Oils, Charcoal, and Conte, as well as Pen and Wash. I studied Chinese Brush Painting for two years which sometimes influences my choice of materials.
Having a love of study, I have also gained a BA(hons) in Humanities with Literature. Novels and poetry have often inspired me to draw (and write).
As an illustrator I have been published by ‘Cassells’ (Blandford Press), and recently illustrated a children’s book about a cat in New York. I also do Cartoons and Logo design using Adobe Illustrator. I have exhibited at the Edwin Young Gallery in Salisbury.