Primary, secondary, technical, scientific, realistic, black & white, 3D
Born in 1965 and after secondary school attended the Portsmouth College of Art and Design for 4 years gaining a Higher National Diploma in Technical Illustration 1986. I had an interest from an early age in motorsport as when he was 4-6 years old his father used to race saloon stockcars. This keenness in short circuit oval racing continued finishing at Art College and was a frequent attendee at Aldershot stockcar stadium. I combined my art and stock car interests to sell paintings and prints to drivers and the public from an old hut at the stadium. These featured images of the drivers and cars of the time ranging from banger racing to National Hot Rods. My work was also featured as the front cover for the Year Book for ‘Short Circuit’ magazine in 1987-1988. The stockcar art sales at the circuit ended around 1989 when the great storm blew away the hut. This led to a decision to expand my art into the whole field of motorsports and exhibition at the Racing Car Show, Olympia 1989. I also started making paintings of racing trucks, as my father was racing, which led to contacts and commissions. A further change of direction was painting gaming miniatures and winning a Golden Demon at the national competition in 1994.Qualified as a technical illustrator in 1986 and have generally worked for the MOD or firms contracted by them working on illustrated parts lists and other technical publications. I dabbled at being a motorsport artists in the late 1980s using traditional skills.
Since then, computers have taken over in the area of technical illustration and 2009 I have merged my two passions of motor racing and technical illustration producing both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional illustrations of short oval circuit racing where there is a multitude of cars with every colour and design used of a variety of formulas which have not been seriously illustrated before.
The 3 dimensional anatomy ghosted illustration of the V8 stock car, took approximately 200 hours including the drawing and rendering in Photoshop CS3.Currently work for the MoD, Joint Air Delivery Trials and Evaluation Unit (JADTEU) as a Technical Illustrator since November 2004The digital illustrations are produced in my spare time working on 3-dimensional ghosted images and side profiles of race cars. The artworks have been used for magazine double page spread to exhibition display and has even used by M-Sport as a graphic of their Fiesta S2000 SWRC car on the side of an articulated 40' trailer. I have created a dozen illustrations of various ambulances for the NHS ambulance service tracking system2014 and my first set of illustrations for Haynes Manuals with Heathrow Airport Operations Manual, a set of 22 illustrations. This led to the Bismarck, U-Boat and Lotus 98T F1 front cover illustrations and Fairey Swordfish, Royal Navy A Class submarine and RAF V Force books diagrams/illustrations in those publications.Recently photographed; 1970 March 701,1973 Cologne Capri, 1981 Porsche 935 JLP-3 IMSA and the DAP Kart raced by Ayrton Senna to be the next in a long line of cutaway illustrations for Zak Brown United Autosports. Also working on illustrations for the Haynes Owner’s Manual for the Airbus A380.