|A Short History
|The story so far...
studied illustration at Twickenham Technical College
1976-1980 and armed only with a portfolio and
youthful enthusiasm I stalked the publishers and
agencies of London in search of work. My first
employment was with Greenleaf Advertising, starting
at the bottom producing visuals, paste up, and
many cups of coffee. After a year I left to go
freelance as an illustrator and and found an agent
- Garden Studio. Through Garden Studio I worked
on a wide range of projects such as, books, posters,
advertisements, magazine covers, and leaflets,
for a variety of clients including, Midland Bank,
Bose, Tarmac, Dorling Kindersley, Heinz, Collins,
Hamlyn Tesco, Shell, and more frequently the Crown
Agents stamp Bureau.
After many happy years
I left Garden Studio to concentrate on stamp design
and so far I have designed over 200 sets of stamps
for over 40 different countries. One of the reasons
I have enjoyed working in the field of stamp design
is the wide range of subjects I have been asked
to paint : dinosaurs to satellites, Freemasons
in Barbados to mapping in Antarctica, and once
national health insurance stamps for Kenya. Various
wildlife issues brought me to the attention of
the W.W.F. and several commissions have followed
for their first day covers and stamp issues.
When not painting I like
to play football for Redland Ramblers or play
Blues guitar in some of the almost respectable
establishments around Bristol.