I’m a UK based illustrator, freelance from around 2003, specialising in editorial and book illustration. As you’ll see in my portfolio, whatever I do, I usually start traditionally, working in black and white/greyscale (ink, pencil, Copic markers), then sometimes using this as a basis for further digital work (colour, text, other elements and effects). I am drawn to caricature – for about 10 years I supplied caricatures for The Philosophers’ Magazine – and my work often has some element of exaggeration.
I also have a background in academic philosophy, and there are often literary and philosophical themes in my self-originated work. I’ve taught philosophy and published a number of popular books, and my longterm goal is to combine these two interests in a creative way – an illustrated book or a graphic novel – when I find the right project and time.
I also run The Illustrated Book Club, a sort of reading group where I provide fresh covers for old classics, allowing me to develop my book cover design skills and indulge my love of narrative illustration.
For commercial work, private commissions or art sales, please contact me using the form. Original art currently for sale can be viewed here. Some prints and merchandise are available through Redbubble and Society6.
Places where I am:
- Patreon (The Illustrated Book Club)
- Society6 (prints and merchandise)
- Redbubble (prints and merchandise)
- Facebook (The Illustrated Book Club)
- My Books on Amazon
- Association of Illustrators
- Goodreads (The Illustrated Book Club)
Selected illustration clients:
Barnardo’s, Carnegie Mellon University, Reaktion Books, Octopus Books, Hudson Street Press, W. W. Norton, Oxford University Press, The Philosophers’ Magazine, Palgrave Macmillan, Wiley-Blackwell, Hasbro (Trivial Pursuit), The Author, The Wilson Centre Quarterly.
Exhibitions and Residencies:
- Mission Gallery, Swansea, June 2015
- Elysium Gallery, Swansea, August 2015
- Artist in Residence, Gower College Swansea, March-June 2015