Through out my career I have worked an a huge range of projects for different client and in different styles. To simplify my portfolio and to guide you to the style that you are looking for I have broken it into my four main styles. You can either click on one of the four characters below who will lead you to their representative portfolios or simply scroll down and immerse yourself in the best I have to offer. Many of the projects I have worked on for clients have links to their website so you can see them in the flesh.
This portfolio contains a collection of pieces I have created for both clients and personal projects. This style is very personal to me and uses a classical, detailed and painterly approach combined with a modern take on fairies, fairy tales and children's book illustration. It is a beautiful and rich style that plays with a full range of colours and tones and is the style that best represents my own work. Using this style I am currently developing several of my own books which take a modern approach to fairy lore and how fairies relate to modern life.
Board Gaming Glamour
Being an avid board gamer designing for board games was a natural extension of my work. In my career I have designed card games, worker placement games, abstract games and survival games to name but a few types. Now as well as working for clients I also design my own games including Carrot & Stick which we published in 2018 and the Print and Play board game site Green Squirrel Games that I run with my wife. On the site can people can download our games, print and build them at home then enjoy with their families. Board game art needs punchy strong images which I strive to achieve in a whole range of styles.
Bright and Child Like
This portfolio is made up of work inspired by classic artists like Dulac and Rackham. I emulate their beautiful and elegant linework with bold bright colours inspired by nature. This style adapts perfectly to all kinds of children's books as you can see from the numerous examples or pieces I have created for my clients. I like to I like to think of these illustrations like a pain of stained glass and image how the artwork would look if a light were shining through from the other side.
Pen & Ink
I adore the pure and classic origins of Pen & Ink Illustration with it I have developed my own voice with this type of illustration which can be applied beautifully to do many different projects. In this gallery you will see illustrations from stories that I am developing like Milos Minajerie (the adventures of an odd boy who travels to world liberating animals and escaping with them on his Giant Turtle friend) to magazine and book covers which I have created for my clients. A Pen & Ink approach is supremely versatile being suitable for cute chapter book illustrations and high-end editorial. I love to creating this visual and straddling the line between classy and whimsical. It can also work wonders with a smaller budget.