I grew up in the Northwest of England, in a town called Ellesmere port, where I attended William Stockton primary school. From an early age, I excelled in Art you could say I had a natural talent for it. I recall having many pencil drawings hanging up in the corridors of the school. When I went to my secondary school, I continued to excel in Art. I do recall one morning seeing my charcoal portrait of Martin Luther King, resting on a drawing easel on the front stage, and thinking what’s that doing there. It was to be presented to the whole school that morning, and I was asked to stand up to take the accolade for it. Also, I remember having a picture on a UK TV programme called “Take Art”. I recall my mum buying me a paint by numbers one Christmas, and I completed it within about a week.
I have always had a passion for pencil drawing since I was young.
After completing my exams in Art, I never actually attended Art college, this was due to my circumstances at the time, as I started a career in construction.
I did thou from time to time work on commissions for a few people, and was always asked, “why don’t you draw for a living!” but it wasn’t to be. Over time my career has taken me around the UK, and working for one of the largest construction companies, so I had very little time for drawing, but this changed in 2014.
In 2014 I resigned from my job in the UK, and relocated to Switzerland with my wife, within the first week I started working for the same company as my wife, 3M. After about 2 years, I finished there, and then one day while I was browsing through Facebook, I noticed an artist by the name of Rachael Wild, a wildlife artist. I saw her work and I thought to myself “I can do that” so my passion for art was reignited, and from there on I started to draw again. Unfortunately, this was to be only on a temporary basis, as I returned to 3M in 2016. I resigned from 3M in March 2017 to join a Swiss construction firm, which ended in the September. So, from that day on I had the opportunity to draw full time and continue to do so to this day.
I have invested in top-quality papers, such as Strathmore, Fabriano, Clairefontaine, also top quality of the likes of, Caran D’Ache, Faber & Castell, Derwent. Over the last few years I have completed many commissions, I have had clients from the United Kingdom to Australia, Also I am an awarding winning artist, as I won the “Reserve best in show” which was voted by the general public, at the United Kingdom Colour Pencil Society, at the World of colour 2018 exhibition in Keswick, United Kingdom. The photo above, is from the exhibition. I have recently finished two tutorial books for Ann Kullberg and her team in the USA.
I offer photorealistic pencil drawings of your pets, Dogs, Cats, Horses and so on, I also draw landscapes, people. If you have another subject in mind, then please feel free to ask me.