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Gender MALE
Occupation Artist, illustrator, writer, designer
Location Stromness, Orkney, United Kingdom
Introduction Born and raised in a small rural village in South Yorkshire. Graduated with a Ba(hons) in 1986. Shortlisted for the Young European Bird Artist of the Year, 1991. Winner of Wildscape Magazine's Wildlife Artist of the Year 2008 - editor's category. Winner of World Birds category, BBC Wildlife Magazine Wildlife Artist of the Year, 2010. Won the PJC award for Drawing at the Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition, 2010. Winner Birdwatch / Swarovski Artist of the Year, 2011. Elected Associate Member Society of Wildlife Artists, 2011. Writes and illustrates articles on birdwatching and general wildlife and country issues. Author of Drawing & Painting Birds - The Crowood Press, 2010. Lives in Orkney.
Interests drawing & painting, birdwatching, sea-angling for the freshest fish for the dinner plate, my little blue boat, horse racing, horse owning, raking cockles from the beach, walking along precipitous cliffs with seabirds screaming all around, building gardens and ponds, wildlife in general - frogs newts and toads in particular, being genuinely thrilled by moments or things of indiscribable beauty, lots of other stuff . . .
Favorite Movies An American Werewolf In London, Casablanca, Hannibal, The Phantom of the Paradise, Alien . . .
Favorite Music U2, Muse, Jeff Buckley, and loads of other stuff
Favorite Books Birdsong, An Innocent Millionaire, Love in The Time Of Cholora, In Praise of Older Women, Silence of The Lambs, Romeo & juliet, To Kill A Mockingbird, Lord Of The Flies, Birds and Light