I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, and illustrating professionally since 2004. My distinctive painterly illustrations have been featured in books, magazines, comics and exhibitions worldwide, and also on television and film.
Over the years I've created artwork for a wide range of clients either directly or indirectly including Adidas, Activision, Apple, Audi, BBC, British Airways, CollegeHumor, DC, Disney, Edgar Wright, Empire Magazine, Esquire, GQ, Gymshark, The Guardian, Lucasfilm, Manga UK, Marvel Studios, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Picturehouse Cinemas, Playstation, 20th Century Fox, SciFiNow, Sony Pictures, STUDIOCANAL, Total Film, Twitter, Virgin Atlantic, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Studios, Wired and Working Title.
I've produced officially licensed pop culture artwork for properties including Alien, The Avengers, Batman, Bob's Burgers, Bojack Horseman, David Bowie, Call of Duty, Captain Marvel, Die Hard, Flash Gordon, Masters of the Universe, Monty Python, The Muppets, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Godfather, The Karate Kid, Trainspotting, Scarface, Spider-Man and Universal Studios (Back to the Future, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Hellboy, Jaws, Jurassic Park and Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's 'Blood and Ice Cream' trilogy) and The Warriors.
I've also contributed to more than 60 pop culture group exhibitions in the UK and US, and have been invited to talk about my work at various events and venues, including the MCM London Comic Con and both the Regent Street and Covent Garden Apple Stores in London.
I'm represented by Central Illustration Agency.
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