Welcome to my portfolio site.
Hello! I am an illustrator and artist based Edinburgh with twenty years of professional experience. I offer a number of creative services to businesses and private clients including illustration, bespoke canvases, murals and portraits. Please have a browse through my illustration and art portfolios. If you think I could meet your creative needs, please get in touch via my contact page. I’d love to hear from you.
It has always been in my nature to try and master every medium I came into contact with. More that one style of illustration emerged as a result. There are hand painted styles that include watercolour and ink, acrylic and chalkboard. The chalkboard illustration style materialised after my earlier career as a chalkboard artist and has since been requested by design agencies for point of sale and poster campaigns.
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Corel Painter are my tools for creating vector and digital illustrations. My flexibility means I can tailor a style to meet my client’s needs.
Bespoke Canvases and Murals
I paint canvases and murals for business interiors. These are typically pubs or restaurants and usually as part of a planned refurbishment. The canvases can be abstract or stylised to compliment a contemporary interior. Alternatively realistic paintings of landscapes or famous local landmarks are an option for a more traditional look.
Murals are often requested for Australian or sports themed bars but I have also painted on huge walls in stadiums, medieval ski accommodation and restaurants.
I have been painting and drawing portraits of people and animals for a far back as I can remember. Probably my favourite subject matter of all. I love the challenge of trying to capture their true character. I work both with a sitter or with photographs which I prefer to take myself where possible. Photos are advised when working with children or animals for obvious reasons. They can be in charcoal, pastel, pencil, watercolour or oil. Something to suit most budgets.