Welcome

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.

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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 windsurfing to marine conservation.  Have a look at my books pages for the full range of RYA books and Log Books.

Go series childrens book covers

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.

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Visit my studio

If you’re anywhere near the River Deben in Suffolk, my studio is at Waldringfield Boatyard. Four months after the storm surge that flooded the boatyard and all the buildings, fresh paint is going on the walls ready for an Easter re-opening. Come and join us on easter saturday for a celebratory glass of fizz if you’re in the area!

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