Hi there.

My professional, full time freelance career as a book illustrator began when I tunneled out of Harrow College Illustration course (UK) in 1982. Fortune had already smiled on me inasmuchas I had acquired an agent before the three year course began, and we had a great working relationship up to his untimely death in 2009. Now a delightful agency called Beehive drive work my way.

The first twenty years or so were taken up with a predominance of watercolour and line work, to deliver my figure based imagery, the majority being for children's publishing. I tend to work totally out of my head for the figure work, although reference has of necessity to play a part for props and settings. Leapt for digital before I was pushed around the Millennium, as I could see the way the industry was headed in terms of demands on the illustrator.

My original favourite software Painter has now given way to an equal balance of ArtRage and Sketchbook Pro, both of which I prefer for their user friendliness.

Claims to fame?
Won a Smarties book prize for my work on Firework Maker's Daughter (Philip Pullman book) back in the day.
Was lucky enough to have an animation background dept credit on the feature film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' - even further back in the day.

I remain UK based, working from a small, home studio setting in Gloucester. A long suffering wife and two deranged dogs keep me on my toes.

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1939 0 in Illustrations:
A New Breed of Gold-Digger

1893 4 in Illustrations:
A Bad Case of Beard Envy

1721 1 in Illustrations:
Grimm Times

1791 5 in Illustrations:
Some New Fangled Nonsense

1796 2 in Illustrations:
The Dragon Wrangler

1766 3 in Illustrations:
He's Out

1807 3 in Illustrations:
Rugged Rabbit's Rotten Luck

1730 1 in Illustrations:
Hold That Pose

1925 2 in Fantasy
A Siren's Call

1728 0 in Fantasy
In For a Long Stretch

2249 3 in
Revolting Ingredients

1735 1 in Fantasy
Up, Up and Away

1695 0 in Fantasy
The Catattooist

1657 2 in Fantasy
Real Magic

1766 2 in Fantasy
Squatter-Swatter

1630 1 in Fantasy
Fat Cat and Filter

1706 2 in Fantasy
Carlo and Pix

1973 2 in Fantasy
The Viking SPirit

1660 1 in Fantasy
Do You Have to Do That There Tinker?

1647 2 in Fantasy
Arnold

2379 2 in Paintings: Watercolour
Bug World Book Cover

1619 2 in Fantasy
Ambush

2208 1 in
Bad Blood

1597 0 in Fantasy
Anyone For a Snowball Fight?

1712 0 in Fantasy
Mer-Der-Mode

1570 0 in Fantasy
'Sartorially Sabotaged' An ArtRage painting done to support an entry in the Q&A section of ImagineFX magazine. copyright NIck Harris 2012

1490 0 in Fantasy
'A Frosty Reception' An ArtRage painting done to support an entry in the Q&A section of ImagineFX magazine. copyright NIck Harris 2012

2487 0 in Fantasy
'Spaced Out Baroque Girl An ArtRage painting done to support an entry in the Q&A section of ImagineFX magazine. copyright NIck Harris 2012

1609 0 in Fantasy
'He Ran in There' An ArtRage painting done to support an entry in the Q&A section of ImagineFX magazine. copyright NIck Harris 2012

1476 0 in Fantasy
'Trapped ' An ArtRage painting done to support an entry in the Q&A section of ImagineFX magazine. copyright NIck Harris 2012

1639 4 in Sketches: Sketching & Drawing
'Norbut' cover wip2

1879 1 in Sketches: Sketching & Drawing
Divine Slurp-sketch - 2 hours

1955 3 in Sketches: Sketching & Drawing
Moody Elf Sketch

2018 2 in Sketches: Sketching & Drawing
Franken-Drac-Were-Mummy sketch-1

1646 1 in Sketches: Sketching & Drawing
'Norbut' cover wip1

1784 3 in Sketches: Sketching & Drawing
Franken-Drac-Were-Mummy sketch-2

1831 4 in Sketches: Sketching & Drawing
Do You Feel Christmassy Yet, Punk?

1571 0 in Illustrations: Character Design
Hubble-Bubble - Wip-2. Messing about in Sketchbook Pro 6

1640 0 in Illustrations: Character Design
Hubble-Bubble - Wip-1. Messing about in Sketchbook Pro 6

2307 0 in Illustrations: Character Design
Hubble-Bubble - Wip-3. Messing about in Sketchbook Pro 6



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