I spent my youth – in the swinging 60′s – growing up in Lytham St-Annes / Blackpool, where big names topped the bill. In those days Cilla Black, Cliff Richards, Morecombe & Wise were just a few of the many acts. I ‘escaped’ school at the age of 15, and had numerous jobs, none of which I enjoyed. I became a dog beautician, an exotic dancer, a tomato picker and many other things. I worked as a dental nurse and spent a lot of my time caricaturing the patients, much to the dentists’ amusement.
I finally discovered my destiny as an artist – working as a caricature artist, entertaining at large corporate events. It was very demanding and involved a lot of travel. I really enjoyed the work and caricatured many well known celebrities.
I now live in Devon working as a professional artist. I am completely self-taught and after many years of painting, I have developed my own style; I include a ‘naughty’ sense of humour in all my work. My style is unique and seems to appeal to a wide audience. The artists who have influenced me the most have got to be Donald McGill and Beryl Cook – both have that same ‘naughty’ sense of humour.
Here I am caricaturing at the Comedy awards 2006. It was great fun. all the celebrities who were caricatured signed their pictures they were then auctioned off for charity.
Leigh Francis, Jonathan Ross, Myleene Klass and Russell Brand.
I have now joined Alpha 1 Marketing, My latest work is now being published as limited prints. here I am signing one of my pictures.