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John Lennon Portait

John Lennon Portait

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The Last Enemy / Penguin Books

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Modern Speeches / Penguin Books

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Ben Jones / Google

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Bloomberg Businessweek

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Family and Friends iPhone Drawings

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Historic Speeches / Penguin Books

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Yuval Noah Harari / The Economist

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Alastair Campbell / The Economist

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Great Short Books Portraits / Simon and Schuster

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Paul McCartney Watercolour

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Christie's Watercolour

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Dead Drunk

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Coldblow Brew Cards

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Ukraine Portraits / Royal Chemistry Society

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If I Could Tell You Just One Thing

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Hilton Carter / Dwell

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Rawi Hage / Maclean's

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Fracture Cover / Profile Books

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Dotun Adejare / Pentagram

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The Sunday Times Magazine

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Has Anam Brothers Group

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Glasses Watercolour

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Walter Hood / Dwell

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How To Tie Your Tie

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John Simpson / Cedar

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Web Category Drawings / Marwood

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Glenn / Financial Times

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Geri Brawerman / Doyle

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Embracing Extinction / Tricycle Magazine

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Untitled 13

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Riley Portrait / Shopify

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Marwood Sittings

Wallpaper* Portraits

Wallpaper* Portraits

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Afar Magazine

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Elon Musk

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Sketchbook Pages

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Cambridge Alumni Magazine

Hendrick's Gin Duncan

Hendrick's Gin Duncan

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SALT. TV

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Trump Hair iPad

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Chapman Taylor / Pentagram

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Digital Paintings

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Stanley Elliss / John Brown Media

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Self

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Babba Rivera / Dwell

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Phillip Roth / NY Magazine

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The Economist Portraits

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Will Hermes and Tessa Stuart / Rolling Stone Magazine

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Pig

Paul Smith Bird Snaps

Paul Smith Bird Snaps

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Zoe Whitley / LUX Magazine

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Todd Oldham / Dwell Magazine

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Molly Clarke / John Brown Media

Moral Values / Die Zeit

Moral Values / Die Zeit

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Grey Goose Leave Behind 1

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Jasper Morrison

Vincent Maxwell Look Book Cover

Vincent Maxwell Look Book Cover

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Bedroom Mirror with Ornaments

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Untitled 4

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Digital Speed Drawing

Gillette Portraits

Gillette Portraits

Jumper

Jumper

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66 Ashford Road

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Untitled 1

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Charles Cuthbert / John Brown Media

Irving Portrait

Irving Portrait

Afar Wandering Chef Violin

Afar Wandering Chef Violin

Sandwich Stand

Sandwich Stand

Paul Smith Early Bird

Paul Smith Early Bird

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Los Sketchbook Drawings

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John Headley / John Brown Media

The Whitney Building

The Whitney Building

Savage Entertainment

Savage Entertainment

Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman

Line Test

Line Test

Butchers

Butchers

Biography

I studied Illustration at Kingston University, graduating in 2003. After living and working in London for 15 years, I vacated the city for a life by the sea. I now reside in St. Leonards, East Sussex.

As an introverted child I would use drawing as a social tool, enabling me to make an impression from a distance. This early standpoint of ‘observer' rather than ‘participant' forever positioned ‘people' as a prominent focal point in my work. Time and again, this has manifested itself in portraiture, but the influence and impact of humankind also finds its way into other areas. No matter the topic, I'm invariably looking for the human connection.

I intentionally explore multiple mediums in my work. Doing so keeps things interesting for me, which is important in maintaining enthusiasm for one’s craft. I find it liberating to have more than one tool with which to create something.

My clients include, Apple, Art Basel, Christie’s, The Economist, Google, The Guardian, National Geographic, Penguin Books, Pentagram, Tricycle Magazine, and Waitrose.
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