I HAVE BEEN a cartoonist and caricaturist ever since I could hold a pencil. Teachers and fellow-pupils at schools were my first targets and I would get involved in every school/college magazine going. Even with an art school training where I concentrated on large-scale oil-paintings, I continued to produce cartoon illustrations and caricatures (against my tutors' advice!) Out in the world of work, I learned the skills of magazine and newspaper design in various publishing houses. It was on the Australasian Express newspaper that I started supplying cartoons to illustrate articles. I didn't last long in full time employment however and went freelance with both graphic design and cartoons and caricatures. I built up a list of clients including the Abbey National (now Santander), Pickfords Travel, Rolls-Royce, Marathon Oil and many more. Now, I am concentrating on cartoon illustrations for newspapers and magazines and caricatures as gifts and an on-the-spot, live entertainment. I like trying to play the guitar, swimming, dogs and family time!
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