An illustrator, well-versed in visual trickery
I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember and I’ve always held a fascination for the way that the eye and brain interpret images. I grew up in a house of scientists. My mother studied the human retina, whilst my father created machines and experimented on drugged up volunteers (it’s not as bad as it sounds).
As a result, most of the work that I produce is ambiguous and paradoxical; often with a splash of the ironic and absurd. I love to watch the reaction of someone looking at one of my illustrations, as they discover another way of viewing it. It drives me to keep working and creating.
I work from my Brighton studio, where my illustrations begin life as drawings and ideas in my sketchbook. I spend days, hours and minutes meticulously editing lines and spaces and playing with negative space. I am heavily influenced by mid-century “cartoon-modern” styles, due to ignoring my parents warnings about brain-rot, and watching hours of Hanna-Barbera and Pink Panther cartoons as a child.
I completed a Postgraduate Masters Degree in Sequential Design and Illustration at the University of Brighton, where I created my first book Puzzle: a 30-page picture book, exploring the themes of optical illusions and magic.
Please take a gander at my illustration portfolio. I also have a lovely shop where you can buy some nice prints of my work to hang on your walls. If you would like any more information about me or my work I’d love it if you would drop me a line. Alternatively, for bite-sized updates, there’s always twitter.