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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1386 0 in Illustrations:
A New Breed of Gold-Digger

1405 4 in Illustrations:
A Bad Case of Beard Envy

1226 1 in Illustrations:
Grimm Times

1302 5 in Illustrations:
Some New Fangled Nonsense

1266 2 in Illustrations:
The Dragon Wrangler

1215 3 in Illustrations:
He's Out

1349 3 in Illustrations:
Rugged Rabbit's Rotten Luck

1257 1 in Illustrations:
Hold That Pose

1409 2 in Fantasy
A Siren's Call

1301 0 in Fantasy
In For a Long Stretch

1761 3 in
Revolting Ingredients

1273 1 in Fantasy
Up, Up and Away

1158 0 in Fantasy
The Catattooist

1157 2 in Fantasy
Real Magic

1241 2 in Fantasy
Squatter-Swatter

1097 1 in Fantasy
Fat Cat and Filter

1231 2 in Fantasy
Carlo and Pix

1303 2 in Fantasy
The Viking SPirit

1177 1 in Fantasy
Do You Have to Do That There Tinker?

1202 2 in Fantasy
Arnold

1732 2 in Paintings: Watercolour
Bug World Book Cover

1147 2 in Fantasy
Ambush

1716 1 in
Bad Blood

1116 0 in Fantasy
Anyone For a Snowball Fight?

1223 0 in Fantasy
Mer-Der-Mode

1092 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

1052 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

1891 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

1084 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

1047 0 in Fantasy
'Trapped ' An ArtRage painting done to support an entry in the Q&A section of ImagineFX magazine. copyright NIck Harris 2012

1164 4 in Sketches: Sketching & Drawing
'Norbut' cover wip2

1363 1 in Sketches: Sketching & Drawing
Divine Slurp-sketch - 2 hours

1406 3 in Sketches: Sketching & Drawing
Moody Elf Sketch

1545 2 in Sketches: Sketching & Drawing
Franken-Drac-Were-Mummy sketch-1

1201 1 in Sketches: Sketching & Drawing
'Norbut' cover wip1

1321 3 in Sketches: Sketching & Drawing
Franken-Drac-Were-Mummy sketch-2

1235 4 in Sketches: Sketching & Drawing
Do You Feel Christmassy Yet, Punk?

1070 0 in Illustrations: Character Design
Hubble-Bubble - Wip-2. Messing about in Sketchbook Pro 6

1156 0 in Illustrations: Character Design
Hubble-Bubble - Wip-1. Messing about in Sketchbook Pro 6

1753 0 in Illustrations: Character Design
Hubble-Bubble - Wip-3. Messing about in Sketchbook Pro 6



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