I'm a freelance illustrator based in South London. Particular inspirations include many of my favourite places, interesting architecture, street markets, and people. London is a constant source of new and exciting places to paint.
Most of my work is made on location. There's an unpredictability and spontaneity to this that I find really appealing. I also enjoy meeting and talking to different people - sometimes they end up in the picture!
I feel that drawing from life is a really rewarding process and is always teaching me new things to appreciate about my surrounding environment.
I cycle to most places with a large courier bag - this usually has sheets of watercolour paper, and all kinds of art supplies including, watercolours, brushes, dip pens, indian ink, gouache, wax crayons, oil pastels, and newspaper for collage.
Recently I've begun experimenting with more art materials and this has helped me to see many familiar places in new ways.
I've been fortunate to illustrate for and have work purchased by:
The Guardian / Borough Market / Chelsea Physic Garden / Marks & Spencer / Hodder & Stoughton / Sipsmith Independent Distillers / The Poetry Society / Tigerprint / The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings / Letter g / Creative Identity / The Sunday Telegraph / Jamie Hendry Productions / Marchpane Books / BMI Voyager / JD Wetherspoon / Performance & Wellbeing / Michael Harrison Entertainment / Bellway / Flo Bayley / Octopus Publishing Group / S.W. Mitchell Capital / Alex Risdale Catering / 177 Club / The Waterside Cafe / Miguel Barclay / Bates Hats / SB Consulting / Ritzy Cinema / Archigrafika / Willis Towers Watson
Places that have shown my work in life, print, and online:
Print for Hahnemühle at the Photography Show, NEC Birmingham - 2018 / MADE, life drawing on show at Morley - 2018 / Exhibition of printmakers and illustrators, The George Farnham Gallery - 2017 / The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings members magazine - 2017 / Paintings of Suffolk, The George Farnham Gallery - 2016 / Urban Sketchers - 2016 / Keeping Sketchbooks by Martin Ursell - 2016 / AOI Industry Insights - 2015 / The Culture Trip - 2015 / Guest lecturer at Middlesex University - 2014 / Illustrating Children's Books by Martin Ursell - 2013 / Serco Prize for Illustration, The London Transport Museum - 2012 / Drawings of Brixton, Upstairs at the Ritzy - 2012 / BrixtonBlog - 2011 / Urban75 - 2011 / Illustration Magazine - 2011 / AOI Images 35 - 2011 / Beautiful/Decay - 2010 / D&AD New Blood - 2010 / I-SPY Holborn - 2009
1st Class BA Honours in Illustration - Middlesex University