Trained as a graphic designer at Birmingham and Manchester Colleges of Art and Design. Has worked as a freelance artist selling to many well known companies including Libertys and M&S. He has also illustrated a number of books, magazines, cards, calendars and wrapping paper for various companies including Habitat. He has worked full time for the BBC illustrating Play School and Jackanory. Since his retirement he has concentrated on his craft work and is inspired by the beaches of Cornwall.