After an education in fine art, I qualified as a Chartered Landscape Architect and ran my own design practice in the UK for a number of years. My chief interest however lay in painting and drawing, so about 25 years ago I shifted the focus of my work to full-time commercial art.
From my studio in Perthshire, Scotland I supply images for books and magazines and a wide range of commercial products including wall art, fabrics, giftware, greeting cards, stationery and packaging.
I also supply editorial images for newspapers and magazines. The New Statesman alone has published more than 350 of my portraits of writers, politicians and academics over a period of eight years. Other publications in which my work features regularly include English Heritage Magazine and the civil service magazine Boundless.
Artwork commissioned from several top greeting card publishers, including Noel Tatt, Nigel Quiney and Otter House, forms another strand of my day-to-day workload.
I’m a huge vintage sports and racing car enthusiast having owned and raced classic Morgans, so I paint a lot of motor racing pictures. There’s more about my motoring art on the database of motoring artists www.motoringart.info
Car portraits, yachting and aviation scenes (especially Spitfires and Hurricanes) are frequent private commissions.