'Ramage and the Saracens'
Born North Wales I947
Since 1969 I have worked as a freelance illustrator/painter mainly in the publishing field but also in advertising, editorial design, package design, brochures, posters, and television ('Timewatch and 'Jackanory') as well as working in animation and undertaking private commissions. I have also produced paintings for calendars including three special editions for BP Marine PLC. As well as my commissioned work I have had the pleasure of serving on several judging panels including The Association of Illustrators Awards and have exhibited in various competitions and publishing exhibitions. In I989 I won the award for the best book jacket of the year at the Association of Illustrators annual exhibition. My work has also involved me in giving lectures on my work at seminars on illustration at various conferences including the 'Real World' seminars at the Chartered Society of Industrial Artists and Designers in I991 and I994 and at the writers conference at Southampton University in I993. I have worked for many different clients and have taken part in illustration and publishing research in New York City in 1986 and 1991. I have also exhibited my paintings at many different venues including London, the provinces, and the U.S.A. My work has involved me in the use of several different mediums including acrylics, oils, watercolour, tempera, conte and charcoal pastel, and oil crayons, coloured pencils, pen and ink, pen and wash, airbrush and mixed media. Since I began my free-lance career, I have carried numerous commissions for the following companies:
Penguin Books. Puffin Books. Warner Books. Armada Lions. Hamish Hamilton. Abacus Books. Harper Collins. Macmillan's Granada Books. Pan Books. Century Hutchinsons. Evens Educational Books. Mandarin Books. Mandolin Puzzler, Oxford University Press, Eversheds Calendars. Seeker and Warburg. Pitoh Advertising. Yellow Hammer Designs. Young and Rubicam. Grisewood and Demsey. Saatchi & Saatchi. First Impressions, McIvor Brookes. Headline Books. Marshall Cavendish. Marshall Editions. Toucan Books. Weidenfeld and Nicholson. Michael Joseph. Logos Trust. Octopus Books. Hamlyn Books. Dorling Kindersley. Octopus Books. Hamlyn Books. Central Office of Information. Radio Times. B.B.C Publications. Faber & Faber. Tandem Books. Quartet Books. Royal Navy. Petogram. Mitsubishi Shipbuilders. ICI. Victor Gollancz. Barclays Bank. Per Magna Lund (Norway). Souvenir Press. Jonathan Cape. Maunsells Design Unit. Chatto & Windus. B.P. Marine. P&O Shipping. Gaia Books. D.H.S.S. Help the Aged. Kingfisher Books. David Bennett Books. Larouse Books. Littlebrowns. Raben and Sjogren Bokforlag (Sweden). B.B.C Television. High Eagle Animation. Grand Slam Animation. John Murrey. T.V.C Animation. Diverse Animation. Zoo Films. Orion Publishing.
I have been commissioned for works
Berkley Publishing. Putnams. Viking Books. Zebra Books. Ballentynes. Bantam Books. Avon Books. Time Life Books. Readers Digest.
In June 1997 I was the guest of H.M.S. CHATHAM during her tour as the headquarters ship during the handover of Hong Kong to China. I was commissioned by the Ships Officers and Crew to paint the scene of H.M.S. CHATHAM and H.M.Y. BRITTANIA in Victoria Harbour. I was also responsible for the production of 300 limited edition prints on behalf of the ship's company. Some of these were presented to notables taking part in the ceremony including H.R.H. Prince of Wales and Governor Patton.
I have illustrated books by the following authors:
Alistair Maclean. Hammond Innes. C.S. Forrester. Dudley Pope. Karen
Blixen. Brian Callison. Nicholas Monserrat. Douglas Reeman. Herman Wouk.
Ludovic Kennedy. D.A. Raynor. Captain Marryat. Antoine de St. Exupery.
Patrick O'Brien. Anthony Trew. Alexander McKee. Colin Thubron. Dorothy L
Sayers. J.G. Ballard. Rose Macauley. Adam Kennedy. Christopher Hope.
Dervla Murphy. Barbara Pym. Ted Hughes. June Knox Moore. Lord Carver.
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