Having trained as a lettering artist and illustrator in the 1950’s, I belong to the last generation to produce hand drawn advertising art.
My interest in medieval manuscripts inspired two major artworks I painted to commemorate the new millennium. A roundel ‘Rural Zodiac’ and a birds eye view town plan of Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire. The roundel was exhibited in Worcester and attracted the interest of Royal Worcester, who subsequently commissioned me to produce period style paintings to decorate ware for their 250th Anniversary Collection in 2001. Limited Edition prints of the ‘Roundel’ and the ‘Town Plan’ are for sale. As indeed are most of the miniatures on this page (to purchase please get in touch with me, see below).
Late in 2001, Ludlow, Shropshire became my new home town and with a steady flow of work from Royal Worcester, much of it small paintings and sometimes calligraphy, I exhibited with a local art group and finally finished with graphic design when I joined the Hilliard Society of Miniaturists in 2005. A miniature of the original Royal Worcester factory won me ‘best newcomer’ in that year. I paint with gouache on handmade paper and have no particular specialities. I am still inspired by the scribes and painters from over a thousand years ago. 20 of my miniatures can also be seen in the Sue Lee Collection.
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