"One of the most talented Welsh artists I've seen in many years." .... Benjamin Edom
I was born and brought up in Milford Haven.
After studying at Cardiff College of Art I worked as a graphic
designer, running my own business for 30 years, first in London
and from 1976 in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. In 2000 I changed
direction, taking up painting seriously. I now work full time
as a professional Pembrokeshire artist and illustrator. I am a founder member
of the United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society (UKCPS), set up
in 2001 to promote coloured pencil as a serious art medium,
and although I am very much a mixed media artist, coloured pencil
predominates in my work.
I have exhibited widely and my work has featured in magazines
such as Artists & Illustrators, Pratique des Arts (France),
The Artist, Welsh Coastal Life, Pembrokeshire Life, Talking
Point (UKCPS magazine) and in instruction books - The Coloured
Pencil Artist's Drawing Bible and The Landscape Artist's Drawing
Bible (published by Quarto/ Search Press). My work has also
appeared on packaging and promotional material for Derwent Pencils
and on many websites across the world.
I live and work in the waterside village of Llangwm alongside
the Daugleddau Estuary. My immediate surroundings and the spectacular
Pembrokeshire coast and countryside provide me with endless
subject matter, inspiration and ideas.
Much of my output is privately commissioned. Recently, I have
undertaken major illustration projects for the Pembrokeshire
Coast National Park Authority, Pembrokeshire County Council
and the Vale of Glamorgan Council - mainly relating to heritage,
wildlife and environmental interpretation schemes and publications.