I've always been artistic, I can remember drawing stick man motorbikes as a young child, it was the only subject I enjoyed at school, which lead me to college to study graphic design and then into my first job as an airbrush artist for a giftware company.
It was while working here that I started drawing cars, highly detailed pencil drawings, mainly Ford RS's and Cosworths, as they were the cars I was into at the time. As my collection grew over the years I was asked regularly if I sell prints, that's how it started, eventually turning it into a small business with my prints selling to many countries, I also became quite well known at car shows and owners club events, even displaying at Silverstone, although not at a Formula 1 race. It's still quite a feeling driving over the Dunlop bridge to set up in the centre of such an amazing and historic circuit.
Although I've been an F1 fan for as long as I can remember I always resisted going into Formula 1 art, I developed a love for photography and followed this route for many years, I now feel that my photography has also helped me to become a better artist, as I have a much greater understanding of light and shadows than I had as just an artist.
Despite selling thousands of my auto art prints over several years, I feel like 2017 was my revelation year, I felt inspired by Lewis Hamilton's 2017 season to create a huge piece of artwork of him, for me, so I started my first Formula 1 piece of art and worked on it in all of my spare time, and set up a Facebook page to show it's progress, interest in it was so high it just seemed wrong not to turn it into a print, the completed piece 'Hammer Time' can be seen and purchased on this site as a large Limited Edition print, which has lead to me creating other pieces and going back into business, and it's opened up a whole new world of enjoyment in my art, unfortunately the website previews can't show them off in all their glory, it's just not possible in small preview images.
I'll also only go to print with around 6 or 7 pieces of artwork each year, I'm not motivated by money at all, despite selling a lot of prints it's actually doing the best I can on a piece of work, and doing the driver or car justice is what really drives me, I'm a typical creative and my own worst critic. I love detail and thrive on the challenge of highly detailed pieces of work, I think it sets me apart from many other artists, and I'd rather create a handful of pieces that I'm happy with than dozens of pieces that I think are just good enough.
So I hope you like what I create, as much as I'm enjoying creating it...
This is just the beginning!