I draw and paint for love and money. 

Sketchbooks? I've got loads of them, about 130 or so at the last count. Clients? Loads of them too - work has been as diverse as posters for London Transport and 'Understanding your Bowels' (as Google keeps reminding me). It can't tell you, though, that I'm a much better illustrator now than ever.

 Since leaving college back in 1981, I've worked for the usual bizarre range of clients, got paid too little sometimes, got paid an awful lot other times.  A look through the portfolio section here will show what I've done, and who I've done it for, and who I'm continuing to do it for.  Working directly from life, either in line or full colour - and very quickly - has always been my greatest strength, so I welcome the opportunity to showcase that particular talent- see Ad Agency Portraits and Mad Men particularly.

During the heady days of illustration I had the great fortune to get a free cruise as part of the deal to provide artworks for Swan Hellenic, had to drop everything and go to Canada to work in-house on illustrations for melba toast packaging (!), would frequently need to nip over to Paris for a brief, lose Christmas at the drop of a hat for a New Year deadline, and was filmed for a BBC series 'Wild About Art' (sadly still on the cutting-room floor).

In 2019, it's all a bit different, but I'd never have survived if I couldn't fulfil a traditional brief which demands that I provide an image in a specific style containing all the elements, colour balance & mood that a client in advertising needs to promote their product or service successfully to their target audience.  At the moment in 2019, I'm working with clothing brand 'Dessin' in Japan on seasonal-based imagery to promote 4 collections per year - see Brand Identity: Japan - a relationship that has lasted since 2014, so I must be doing something right.  See What my clients say for more.

What drives me is to do everything just that bit better each time.  And share the love of what I do.