Capturing moments. Finding Dreamers. Illustration: Life as you perceive & interpret it.
My life is about images.
I’ve worked as a commercial artist for a really long time. I was born When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, and my childhood was punctuated by assassinations. My teenage years were filled with rage and protest; it is very strange to be living with this again.
I’ve worked as an award-winning freelance illustrator for over 40 years, with clients across the world. I’ve exhibited my artwork in several local and national shows; and one-man exhibitions, and I have two illustrations in the permanent collection of the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas. A lot of my work has been architectural; some has been for children's books; and the rest comprise a large portfolio of images.
My life is about images. Especially in this difficult time, social media demonstrates the value of visual images.
I started creating images Back When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth. I've been self-employed since 1998; a lot of my work has been architectural; some has been for children's book illustration; and the rest comprise a large portfolio of images.
When I ventured out on this Illustrator gig, I wanted to illustrate Adventure Stories. I studied the great illustrators of the 19th and 20th Centuries and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. I wanted to use realism to illustrate adventure stories. The sort of books one could find in libraries, Back When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth. I spent about 10 years, honing my skills, and learning to illustrate digitally. Sadly, the Children’s Illustration market left me behind. There are few illustration opportunities today for Adventure illustrations for children, using adult characters. There was a time when Children’s Books were just about the same as books for adults, but with illustrations and less gore.
I have an improbable goal of bringing them back.