2002-2005 Camberwell College of Art: BA Graphic Design
2001-2002 Camberwell College of Art: Foundation
Author, Artist, & Illustrator
I am a published novelist since 2017 and a practising Fine Artist and Illustrator since the summer of 2005 with interests in the deeper motivations of society: including the works of William Hogarth, Greek & Roman Mythology, as well as Orthodox Russian and Religious Iconography from cultures past and present.
Beyond the Raging Flames: book two in the Hermeporta Series. Published January 2018
The Hermeporta: Beyond the Gates of Hermes. My first work of historical/adventure fiction after almost five years of research and development from original concept to publication. Published June 2017.
Excerpt of the Hermeporta Beyond the Gates of Hermes featured in Token Magazine
2014-15 I have written various blog articles for the arts education charity The Big Draw supported by patrons Quentin Blake, and David Hockney.
2014 Work selected for The Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition: Mall Galleries
2014 competed for the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Award
2013 Semi-Finalist for the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Award
2014 Changing Faces: I produced a portrait of Michelle Dockery (a.k.a. ‘Lady Mary’) for the Downton Abbey cast member fundraiser gala for Changing Faces. At the event, the painting contributed to helping to raise funds of over seventy-four thousand pounds.
2013 Taylor Wessing (International Law firm, and sponsor of the Taylor Wessing Photography Prize)
I gave consultation advice on creative team building activities for international associates.
2011 Afindica: The Story of the Ethical Elephants. Appointed as the illustrator. Published by Conch Press.
DSC South Asian Literature Festival; Reading from The Ethical Elephants.
2018 Omnibus Theatre (5th Feb-5th March 2018)
2014 The Guildford House Gallery (14th Nov-3rd December 2014)
2014 The Mall Galleries (September 2014)
2012 Arbeit Gallery (June 2012)
2010 TenderProduct Gallery
2009 TenderPixel Gallery
2008 DMH Stallard
2007 IL Bottaccio (Solo show) Grosvenor Place
2006 N.A.M.E (New Artists and Makers Emporium)
2005 End of year exhibition (Camberwell)
2004“Above and Below” Trinity Buoy Wharf, London.
2003“Hide HMS Belfast” HMS Belfast, South Bank
2003“Underground” Dragon Bar, Hoxton, London
2001 Art Foundation end of Year Exhibition (Camberwell)
Work & media experience
2018 Published my second novel in the Hermeporta Series: Beyond the Raging Flames.
2017 Published my first novel of Historical Fiction. The Hermeporta: Beyond the Gates of Hermes.
2014 Selected to compete for The Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Award
2013 I became a semifinalist for The Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Award. I appeared as a contestant on the televised series on Sky Arts, that screened in November 2013.
Kings Place: I DJ’d and co-hosted a 7-hour pilot radio show called ‘Kings Place International’, which formed a combination of different genres of music including, Classical, Reggae, Popular music and Art Installation sounds. The show also featured interviews with international artists who were running workshops on the day ranging from digital music collaborations, Mozart fusions and poetry techniques including poetry slams.
Guardian: Afindica: Story of the Ethical Elephants is recommended as a book to purchase as the next step in child education.
BBC: Interviewed on BBC Radio London by Jeni Barnett about the launch of Afindica: The Story of the Ethical Elephants
Varoom: Reviewed in the December issue of the international illustration & Culture publication of Varoom Magazine for my exhibition with TenderPixel Gallery
LBC: Interviewed by Jeni Barnett of LBC Radio to talk about my work and exhibition at TenderPixel Gallery
The Guardian; Gave video interview to the international illustrator Quentin Blake for Guardian Unlimited.
Bloomsbury Books; commissioned to write two chapters for Bloomsbury, based on one of my fictional characters. Research involved a visit to Russia including St Petersburg, Moscow and Siberia in the summer of 2008 to research characters for the potential book
Set Design: Experience also includes assisting set designers Chiara Ambrosio and Jon Revel on creative projects ranging from feature films, independent cinema, music videos and ‘Future Cinema’ Edinburgh
New York. Interned at Max Custom Media for a month in Manhattan. Created new concepts for Max Card products. Developed a “March Madness” pitch with Pontiac Automobiles.
Paid work experience for a set building company “Theme Tech”(South London) Helping to produce pieces for The Chapman Brothers, Alton Towers, Cadbury’s and Ribena.
Researching historical books from the Renaissance and classical period including the Greek myths and legends to reading Penguin Classics. Other hobbies include; Tennis, cycling, socialising, seeing exhibitions, cooking, opera concerts, singing, board games and drawing.