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A Little About Me

Joyful colourful artwork to brighten your space

Hi :) I am an illustrator based in the south east of England with passion for creating unique pictures of places I visit and filling them with stories. Since studying illustration at Falmouth Cornwall many moons ago, I now exhibit and create artwork around the country. When creating work I want to give the feeling of a snapshot in time, with many stories either side of the scene. I also aim to include details that reward a closer look.

I think successful art allows the viewer to make a personal connection with the work in some way, drawing on their own experiences, hopes and dreams. I want my work to put a smile on your face every time you look.

I'm always driven to create something new, It's just a hard choice deciding what to draw next due to the endless possibilities. If you have any suggestions for something you would like to see please let me know!

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Sketch of work in progress at my desk

A Little About my Process

So much to draw so little time

When I see something that catches my eye, a view or subject that inspires me, I start to explore ideas in my mind, layouts, focus and story. If on location I will make a sketch and then take reference photos of the subject so I can capture the details later. Working out the layout, tones and how best to tell a story within the picture comes next. Once I have that I will start to iterate from the rough sketches to work up to a detailed line drawing before looking at colour palettes to help convey a mood.

Artwork that can generate emotion in the viewer has a reason to exist, I think this is the challenge and the measure by which I judge my work. Adding details can go a long way to creating something timeless, something you can't absorb in a single viewing, with the energy to delight the viewer for years to come.

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