Tuesday 13 December 2016


Fiction illustration for Me Magazine 1989. This is one of many lifestyle magazine illustrations I painted for the likes of Tv Quick , Bella , Woman's Own and Take A Break to name a few. I was still trying to master illustrating fiction to a tight deadline - usually about a week. Bear in mind I had a day job in an illustration agency as a rep so all my art was done late into the night with usually little reference ( which probably shows). That said publishers liked something I was doing as I was commissioned many times in the late 1980s. It's sad to see this area of work for the illustrator hardly exists anymore.I'm glad I was there at the tail end.

Friday 9 December 2016


Unknown Sax player - acrylics on blue paper (1984)

Tuesday 6 December 2016


Earlier today I posted on Twitter the pencils for one of my earliest Timeteam illustrations for The Crusaders. One of the replies was from original Timeteam member Richard Bignell. Richard bought the artwork from me over 12 years ago and sent me a scan of it which I share here. It's lovely to be re-aquainted with an old friend like this and the art has retained much of it's original vibrancy ( obviously it's been kept away from sunlight which will fade the colour). Also below are the pencils I tweeted. Enjoy!

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