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. 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.

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.

mad about the boat 1

Art Classes

Classes are starting this week in my studio at Waldringfield Boatyard – small group tuition in watercolour and drawing. Get in touch if you live locally and want to join in.

Come sailing and sketching with me!

What could be better than combining sailing and sketching? My sketching cruise on board the beautiful gaff cutter Eve of St Mawes last year was fully booked and great fun. First date for this summer’s art cruise will be 20th – 23rd July, so hop over to Classic Sailing to find out more and get your name down. No sailing experience (or drawing experience) is necessary, you’ll get first class tuition in both!

everyone sketching