At school I copied peoples handwriting...
Perfect training for what was to come.
I studied Medieval manuscripts and spent several years developing my own particular style.
In 1993 I moved to Lincoln and joined HHG, over the years my work has evolved using all kinds of pens, nibs, inks, paints handmade papers etc.
From a technical point of view I relish the challenge in combining script and image, using a workable balance between the discipline required for gilding and realism, together with the spontaneity of freehand lettering. Both labour intensive and occasionally unforgiving, a major commission requires hours of preparation.
Inspiration comes from song lyrics, poetry, quotations etc., and I have created work for Cathedrals, churches, restaurants, schools, galleries, shops, corporate display, Weddings and numerous private commissions.
At Loughborough University I gained a B.A. Hons. Degree in Printed Textile Design - after that I worked freelance, designing fabrics and wallpapers for ICI/Debenhams and Textile Trade Fairs, plus bespoke Wedding Stationery and greetings cards for Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason.
The only founder artist still a member of HHG, my work is on display in the form of hand painted greetings cards, gilded initials, lettered canvases and framed calligraphy.
Commissons are welcome, and you can find out more about my work at
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