For those few people like me who take the time to check out the “about" on peoples websites, I either find there is too much information, too little or not quite enough. In response I intend to attempt cover all bases for those who are willing to read on.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, remained there for 25 years then moved to Cumbernauld, just outside of Glasgow, where I have resided for over 31 years. Married with two kids.
I've had an artistic streak from birth thanks to my Dads creative DNA. He was a outstanding artist and photographer and someone that I have lived to emulate as he passed away when I was very young. My late mothers DNA instilled in me the need to follow my heart and forge a path to where I am today.
From day one schooling was always something to be tolerated at best with the hope of better things to come. Much as it seemed like a lifetime to wait, in the late 70’s I entered art college where at last I felt at home among like minded people. My final two years were among the most enjoyable periods of my life at that time.
My senior tutor being one of the finest teachers I have ever had the pleasure to study under. His advice on both the creative and emotional turmoil that this industry would place on our early careers has never been forgotten and I often look back at how accurate his predictions were. Did I also mention I met my future wife! who would have thought that my best friend at college would have such a beautiful sister. The rest as they say, is history.
Where do I start? Washing cars, paper boy, show repairer, record collector, tea boy, landscape designer, architectural technician, model maker, art student, freelance designer, studio junior, visualizer, paste up artist, commercial artist, poster designer, photographer, advertising artist, senior graphic designer, tutor, studio manager, self employed photographer, illustrator and graphic designer, book cover designer, stock photographer...
Art in its many forms has been my bedfellow throughout my life, a place of security, a comfort zone, a hobby and eventually my full time business. To reach a point in life where what you do is no longer considered a job but a pleasure, it's a nice place to be.
In the meantime have a look around at the many and varied work areas I am involved with on a daily basis. As with life, things will evolve over time and I look forward to all the new challenges this profession can throw at me.