Drawing and painting on location is what I love to do. Most of my pictures are made completely on site sitting with a stool and drawing-board trying to capture what is directly in front of me. For illustrations I like to make sketchbook drawings from life for reference.
I am particularly inspired by London. The energy and changing nature of the city are both things that I find really interesting. Street furniture, passing vehicles and people often feel like a necessary part of making a scene feel true to life.
I find watercolours are a great medium for using outdoors - you can paint bright and translucent colours quickly, but also take time for describing details. The variation of line you can get with a dip pen and ink is something I have always found really appealing. Recently I've begun to work with other media including collage, wax, gouache and oil pastel and find the different textures you can create with these very inspiring to use.
Borough Market / Chelsea Physic Garden / Marks & Spencer / The Sunday Telegraph / Sipsmith Independent Distillers / The Poetry Society / Tigerprint / The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings / Creative Identity / Jamie Hendry Productions / Marchpane / BMI Voyager / Wetherspoon / Performance & Wellbeing / Michael Harrison Entertainment / S.W. Mitchell Capital / Alex Risdale Catering / 177 Club / Miguel Barclay / Bates Hats / Ritzy Cinema / SB Consulting / Archigrafika / Willis Towers Watson
Exhibitions and features:
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 Honours in BA Illustration - Middlesex University