About me 




First of all Thank You for visiting my website - we already have something in common - we like art!


I used to do a lot of natural history drawing and painting, and although I still enjoy doing that I'm also turning my attention to other things - it's good to branch out and try other subject matter.  


I am mostly self taught but studied a diploma in Illustration between 1992 and 1995 at Telford College, Edinburgh.  However, art took a back seat for many years when life got busy.  My wife gave me the encouragement to start being creative again.

Life's too short to not be fulfilling your purpose.  Like many artists, the creative process has to fit around the day job.  


Over the years I have been fortunate to attend Sea Bird Drawing courses run by the late John Busby, whom I have greatly respected. I've been priviledged to have been on courses led by artists I greatly admire such as Darren Woodhead and xxxxx.  I've not showcased my work in Galleries or art competitions for a number of years, but was a finalist in the BBC Wildlife Magazine Artist of the Year competition back in 2012.  


I'm always thinking of new ideas and I definitely feel it's an opportunity missed If I haven't sketched something in my book.


I hope you enjoy looking through the website and please get in touch if there's anything that catches your eye or if you have an idea for a commission.


Thanks for looking


Kind Regards






This is a binturong in Colchester Zoo, where I had a wonderful experience as a 'zoo keeper for the day.'   It was incredible to get up close to this comical creature. I could have spent all day watching him. He was such an interesting character.

Email re Artist of the Year Competition
Artist of the Year Email.pdf
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