Ever since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated by looking at the world from above, whether it was a model village or from the top of the Empire State Building. Ever since leaving Bath Academy of Art, this has been my inspiration in creating pictorial maps, aerial views and architectural vistas of cities, towns, and villages all over the world, although London and New York are top of the list, I have been lucky enough to have been commissioned by a number of clients including the Times, the Radio Times and the Daily Telegraph to explore and illustrate large areas of London, and it still gives me joy to create something new……. I illustrate using traditional drawing methods, my trusty rotring pens are my constant companions, although I do use the computer for coloring and creating digital files, my passion still lies in the actual mark making of pen on paper.
My clients are wide ranging from Children’s book publishers , newspapers to Advertising agencies. I am commissioned not simply for my drawing, but my creative and narrative ability to interpret a brief beyond the basic product of cartography, this includes many things like research, planning and composition….my main aim is to create something beautiful that is informative in nature, and urges the viewer to retain it as a keepsake!