I was born in 1974 with a pencil in my hand, much to the discomfort of my mum!
I spent my early life in the Black Country, after training in graphic design I entered the world of the games industry, it was fun, my days were spent creating characters and new worlds, then one day it stopped being fun and I decided to branch out and pursue other things, it was time for new challenges, a fresh start.
So I picked up a paintbrush.
I was approached by Washington Green and signed with them for 2 years, and had a successful run with them with my print “To The Trottermobile” flying off gallery walls and selling out straight way.
Having left Washington Green I have now gone independent, it’s now time for new challenges, a fresh start….Hold on! I’ve just said that before!
I pride myself in my work, my style has changed from the earlier works, there is more texture and depth to them. I love creating originals as it pleases me to know that a collector can see every brush stroke and every bit of work that has gone into it.
I decided to combine my two loves comedy and painting. I’d always been fascinated by comedy especially Stand Up, the art of getting up on stage and making people laugh is the ultimate in performance to me. One person standing alone sharing their thoughts with an audience who may or may not go with them. So I thought I’d give it a try, and realised it was for me!
In comedy it’s not all about the jokes, there is more to it. There is formula, timing, expression, a comedy icon is someone who can understand all these things and still make it look effortless and that is why I pay homage to my comedy heroes of the past and present.
I will also be putting up other stuff too.
I am very pleased to join Redbubble and hope that it will get my art out to my collectors.