After graduating in illustration from Falmouth art College (UK) I started my professional career as a freelance children’s book and travel illustrator. I later added digital design to my tool kit and have since worked on projects involving video, print, web, 3D, motion graphics, multimedia and exhibition design both in permanent and freelance contracts. [ see timeline portfolio ]
In 2000 I was invited to Brighton University and City College Brighton and Hove, U.K. as a visiting lecturer where I discovered that I loved sharing my knowledge and experiences with enthusiastic, new talent and went on to set up and run their Audio-visual and Multimedia Production P.D.C. course for three years. I’ve also worked as a software trainer and taught English. I still continue to enjoy teaching today.
Besides working on commercial design projects and teaching I also find time for my own artistic ventures where I experiment with fusing my traditional art, with today’s digital and photographic technology, to create what I hope are unique art pieces and viewer experiences. One of my big inspirations has been the neighbourhood of Poblenou in Barcelona that is going through a major transformation as it is regenerated. I have been documenting these changes over the last 12 years and use this image archive to recreate the area in huge photographic montages and other artwork.
In 2009 I began project Abandoned? with my partner Geppe Monrós (a Catalan film maker and photographer) with whom I share a passion for exploring the abandoned and capturing the over looked. We travelled throughout Europe documenting abandoned places and interviewing those who had reused, conserved or pictured them. One of the results was a feature length documentary film in Spanish and English that was screened weekly for 3 months at a Barcelona cinema, shown three times on national Spanish TV (La 2) and selected at 10 international film festivals. We are currently planning ‘Abandoned? Exposed’, which is an international touring event that includes exhibitions, workshops, screenings and debates on the theme of Abandoned? and is where we shall get the opportunity to exhibit some of our thousands of imagery on the theme.