I graduated from Brighton Polytechnic with a BA (Hons) Degree in Illustration in 1987.
I mostly work in acrylic or pencil and ink wash. My work can be seen in books, packaging, shop windows, on mugs, plates and walls too!
I work primarily in the fields of Editorial, Design and Advertising, and have considerable experience in designing and painting murals, and working as an Artist in Residence in schools.
One of my first commissions was to paint Harrods’ front window displays on a ‘Back to School’ theme. I worked with them further by illustrating press releases as the store developed and created the mural commemorating the history of their distribution facility, The Depository, when it relocated to Barnes.
I returned to Brighton for a six-week residency at the Brighton Evening Argus, to produce a colour supplement, a portrait of the newspaper for their 120th anniversary, as part of the Year of the Artist. These images were later reproduced as murals in the Newsquest Company offices.
I have produced numerous beautiful designs for cards and related products winning a prestigious USA Louis Award . I also enjoyed working for Tesco on a range of packaging. I like painting food!
I illustrated a revolutionary interactive touchscreen system for educational purposes at Metis physiotherapy centre, co-owned by Ian Wright as well as a ten-meter mural for their state-of-the-art Dance Studio.
To date I have participated in over 50 art-based community projects with my colleague, Jeanne-Marie Eayrs as UNDERCROYDON and we have won Smarter Croydon Awards for graffiti-busters, as well as being art champions in the Borough