I have been drawing since a very young age and have carried this passion through to my adult life where I have worked as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator for 30 years.
I have often admired the beautiful 1930s Art Deco vintage travel posters and loved their depictions of a bygone era.
I wanted to capture the timeless beauty of the East Anglia's countryside and historic villages in a similar way and decided to create my own illustrations using this unique style.
I first take a number of photos of the scene, taking in the feel of the place. I then sketch out preliminary drawings and bring these into the computer to redraw again in Illustrator.
The image is created by many layers of overlapping paths.
Some of the drawings contain over 400 paths, which need careful colouring and blending, creating a vibrant and detailed result.