I studied photography at the University of Derby, learning to shoot, process and print Ilford black and white prints. I have used a wide range of cameras (Video, SLRs, Medium format and D-SLRs) including Nikon, Olympus, Canon, Sony and Lomography. I embraced the advent of digital photography owning some of the first Kodak digital cameras. Since the introduction of the iPhone 4S the Hipstamatic app has become my favoured device (although I have bags packed with the other gear should it be needed).
“An artist, through and through” – PC Format magazine.
I have worked with a range of traditional materials including pen and ink, acrylic, watercolour, graphite, marker and slate.
I have also created illustrations and digital designs for PC Format magazine, Mac Art & Design magazine, CAMRA and for the Wirksworth Crown Yard Well Dressing (as Art Director for the British Association of Myasthenics).
“Really artisitic and uber kuhl!!” – BlueEyedBoy
1600×1200 pixel wallpapers of my digital art can be at the DeviantArt gallery.
My work as an artist has been inspired by Salvador Dali, Miro, Tanguay, Dave McKean, Todd McFarlane, Steve Dikto, Clint Langley and Carlos Ezquerra. I have created digital abstract art using applications from MetaCreations and Adobe as well as watercolours, acrylics, mixed-media colages, slate, pen and ink and pencil drawings.
My illustration covers a number of genres including fantasy art, Science fiction and abstract.
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I have created a number of artistamps (also known as faux postage) both material and digital. One of the first examples is in the private collection of the JCM (Jas W Felter Cyberspace Museum).
I have curated a number of mail art projects which are documented together with my own work at Planet Dada Mailart. (formerly Planet Dada Studios)
I also edit the irregular mailart zine 191, which can be downloaded for free from Dragonheart Press.
EXHIBITIONS & COLLECTIONS
My work has appeared in the following exhibitions and collections:
Franticham’s Assembling Box Nr. 5, Red Fox Press (Ireland) 2010
Dame’s Portrait Gallery, Mailarta (USA) 2010
Capolan Exchange, Red Scott (USA) 1997-1998
Griffin & Sabine Exchange, Suki Aitchenson(UK) 1997-1998
Artist Trading Cards, Copy-Left (Switzerland) 1998
Kreuz-Aktionen, Wilfried Nold (Germany) 1998
Capolan Tarot, Lisa Ward (USA) 1998
Fortune Deck, Keely Barham (USA) 1998
Remembering Assisi, Lia Garavini (Italy) 1998
Mail Artist`s Tarot, K Frank Jesson (Denmark) 1998
From The Heart, Dennis Jordan (USA) 1998
Postal Goddess, Dennis Jordan (USA) 1988
Easter Island, Dennis Jordan (USA) 1998
Exquiste Suare, ASKAlice Art Exchange net (USA) 1998
Mail Artist`s Tarot, K Frank Jesson (Denmark) 1997
Mail Art Tarot, Gypsy Sherred (UK) 1997
Absolut, Red Scott (USA) 1997
Memo(random), Robin Crozier(UK/Getty Archive) 1997-1998
Dada Deux, Tanya Roseberry(USA) 1998
My Heart Belongs to Dada, Mary Bartrop(USA) 1997
In Praise of Enid Blyton, Pat Collins(UK) 1997
Star Wars Mailart Project, Madhouse Productions(UK) 1997
First International Shopping Trolley Art Show (Royal Accademy, ICA, 1996)
Tomorrow`s Past, Derby Community Arts, 1992
Tomorrow`s Past, Derby Central Library, 1992
I welcome commissions for digital, acrylic and photographic illustration.