A really warm welcome to my home page – I’m glad you found me – and I hope you like my design work. I try hard to keep it fresh and original – so it pays to keep checking out what’s new..
Who am I and what do I do?
Or you might have found my top-selling designs for greeting cards in stores in:
- North America
- Russia and the former CIS states
- Australia and New Zealand
- South America
I aim to create beautiful artwork and illustrations that can be valued and enjoyed by anyone who loves the creative interplay of colour, line and form. I favour clean, uncluttered images in bold colours, but always with a subtlety of expression. In the more commercial work I often include quirky individual design elements – preferably with a dash of graphic flair. My much loved feline range, featuring ‘Jasper-the-Cat’ and his friends Thomas, Felix and Sebastian, (the ‘cats with attitude’), have been trademarked as “Catitudes TM”. With the rest of their friends they are found on a growing product range.
I started drawing and painting as soon as I could hold a crayon and I’ve never stopped! After college I worked in the UK as an art teacher. And then, when my daughter, Katie, was born, I set out on a ‘long and winding road’ to establish myself as an artist/designer/illustrator. For a detailed bio check my about page.
During my career I’ve been helped by a wide-based art education including ceramics, textiles and fashion. I continue to work in these product areas as well as in Fine Art. My influences include:
- Art Deco
- Art Nouveau
- The Pre-Raphaelites
- The Impressionists
Who has used my designs
My designs have been used in many consumer products by a range of companies for example:
- Open edition prints (aka posters) ( May- Ag )
- Greeting cards:
- Pictura USA,
- Blossoms & Bows (UK)
- ZPR (Russia)
- Tabletop and Ceramics Pimpernel/Portmeirion)
- Cross Stitch (Design Works Crafts USA)
Like most artist/designers I love experimenting to perfect my skills and create the next winner! Why not browse my images, including a range of exclusive limited edition prints, in the gallery and shop?
Artwork Licensing Opportunities
Searching for product designs? See how I can benefit your company here.