Petrol and ink.
Childhood obsessions can often be traced back to a single event. For me it was standing in a forest on a cold, damp November morning and experiencing the visceral thrill of a Group B rally car at close quarters. The event was the 1983 RAC Rally. The car, the Audi Quattro of Finland's Hannu Mikkola. I was hooked.
Spool forward a decade and my teenage years spent poring over car magazines had given way to an art school education, followed by a successful career as a graphic designer. But the car bug never quite left me.
In 2004 I decided to take a sideways career move, and made my first foray into automotive illustration. Since that time I've enjoyed the support of trusting magazine editors, enthusiastic corporate clients, and countless customers, allowing me the freedom to experiment, and the time to develop my style.
Whether I’m working on an editorial cartoon, a corporate commission, or a new print release, my aim is always to go beyond simply depicting a car, by attempting to capture something of its character; the visual drama of a Lamborghini Countach, the cuteness of a Fiat 500, or the raw energy of Mikkola’s Quattro.