Drawn to design
Artist, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, husband, father, foodie, surfer and scribbler.
It’s fair to say I’m obsessed about the sea and its changing moods are an overriding influence on my art… Tranquility, drama, ferocity, all I try to reflect in my studies.
In the people and places I paint, I try to bring out their personalities and emotions to create something deeper and more colourful than just a straight landscape or portrait. Sometimes adding my own poetry to bring more dimension the piece.
I’ve been a scribbler ever since I could pick up a pencil so I was always destined to be an artist somehow. After schooling in Guernsey I went off to Falmouth College of Arts to study an Arts foundation, then a BA honours in illustration. After some time in Cornwall I moved back to Guernsey combining work as a graphic designer, illustrator and artist.
I am fortunate that creativity crosses over into all my work and allows me to explore many disciplines and styles. I have over 20 years experience working in graphic design and advertising, working for many agencies, starting up a web design agency with friends and working in house for Healthspan. Along the way collaborating with large clients such as M&S, Lloyds bank offshore, MGM film studios to name a few.
I love positive, life affirming graphics. My favourite graphic design projects are ones where I can incorporate my own illustrative elements, adding life and personality to a brand. This has got me involved in some great initiatives with musicians, surf brands and community projects.
Illustration is that bridge between my fine art and graphic design and I love the places it can take me.
From designing graphics for surf brands to storytelling, each one has a journey I love to connect with.
LIFE & LOVE
I’m very fortunate to live in Guernsey with my beautiful wife Ingrid, my son Heron a black cat Maya and Raoul, my Amazonian albino frog!
When I’m not scribbling I’m eating, surfing or chateau hunting in France! “Chateau hunting in France” I hear you say? Ingrid and myself also founded The Chateau Bee, sourcing stunning wedding venues in France. Discover more about The Chateau Bee here.
ART FOR SALE
Price for artwork includes delivery by Royal Mail special delivery but not VAT. If you are buying the artwork outside of the Channel Islands you will incur VAT charges.
For prints I do bespoke orders so you can have the artwork the perfect size for your space. I do limit the amount to be produced and sign and register each one. Each print is on 310 gsm Giclée fine art paper and can have a backing mount if you wish.
Because of the bespoke nature of the prints I quote for each order but to give you an idea:
30x40cm, delivered, unframed and unmounted: £69
40x50cm, delivered, unframed and unmounted: £77
60x50cm, delivered, unframed and unmounted: £85
If you give me the height or width you would like the artwork printed I can give you an exact quote.
Art print orders outside the UK will incur further delivery costs.
Have you a challenge for me?
For any commissions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 – ‘Our Fragile Planet‘ exhibition – St James, Guernsey
2019 – ‘Guernsey New Contemporary’ exhibition – Gatehouse Gallery
2019 – JJ Fox art exhibition finalist, Guernsey. Highly commended award.
2019 – Judge for the Sovereign Art Foundation Competition, Guernsey
2019 – Roustel Ward Mural, Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey
2019 – Victor Hugo’s Guernsey. Visit Guernsey
2019 – Purple Art Exhibition. Coach House Gallery, Guernsey
2019 – CMC, Guernsey. Solo exhibition
2018 – JJ Fox art exhibition finalist, Jersey/Guernsey
2018 – Judge for the Sovereign Art Foundation Competition, Guernsey
2018 – Reflections on Occupation. Candie Museum, Guernsey
2018 – Yellow Art Exhibition. Coach House Gallery, Guernsey
2018 – CMC, Guernsey. Solo exhibition
2017 – CMC, Guernsey. Solo exhibition
2017 – Arts Foundation Launch, Government House, Guernsey
2017 – Skipton Arts Festival, Guernsey
2016 – Oberlands Centre, Guernsey, permanent display
2016 – Guernsey Arts Festival
2015 – Love exhibition, Gatehouse Gallery, Guernsey
2015 – Guernsey Arts Festival
2013 – Winner in Ormerland Art competition
2012 – Winner of Livingroom, Living art competition
2012 – JJ Fox art exhibition finalist, Jersey/Guernsey
2012 – Winner of Gallery Magazine’s April art competition
2008 – JJ Fox art exhibition finalist, Jersey/Guernsey
2011 – Reclassified exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, Guernsey
2008 – Mourant Art Prize finalist
2000 – Millenium exhibition, Guernsey