Welcome to my website. I spend most of my life drawing, or painting, or writing, or teaching other people to paint and draw. Well, it beats having a proper job.
I have a particular obsession with boats and the sea, which is why being asked to write and illustrate the Royal Yachting Association Go! series of children’s books was the best job in the world. The series starts with ‘Go Sailing’ and covers everything you can do on the water, from canal boats to marine conservation. The 7th and final book in the series, ‘Go Windsurfing’, is now available from the RYA online shop (http://www.rya.org.uk/shop/Pages/default.aspx). Have a look at my books pages for the full range of RYA books and Log Books.
If you read Practical Boat Owner magazine, you’ll find my cartoon every month illustrating the ever so slightly bonkers Mad About the Boat column. Less silly but equally nautical are the drawings and occasional articles I do for Sam Llewellyn’s Marine Quarterly magazine.
Visit my studio
If you’re anywhere near the River Deben in Suffolk, my studio will be at Waldringfield Boatyard this summer. I have space in the boatshed to work as well as sell stuff – both my own artwork and others’ too. Pick up a mooring and come and say hello; I’ll be there most of the time except for chunks of July and August when I’ll be out on the wet lumpy stuff helping the Old Gaffers Assocation to celebrate its 50th anniversary – all in the name of seeking creative inspiration of course.