Education

2002-2005 Camberwell College of Art: BA Graphic Design

2001-2002 Camberwell College of Art: Foundation

Books

2011 Afindica: The Story of the Ethical Elephants. Appointed as illustrator. Published by Conch Press. This is my first book. I will continue with the Afindica franchise now as both writer and illustrator. I am currently writing the next eight books in the series.

Festivals

Oct 2011

DSC South Asian Literature Festival; Reading from The Ethical Elephants.

Exhibitions

2012 Arbeit Gallery (June 2012)

2010 TenderProduct Gallery (May 2010)

2009 TenderPixel Gallery (September 2009)

2008 DMH Stallard

2007 IL Bottaccio (Solo show) Grosvenor Place March-May

2006  N.A.M.E (New Artists and Makers Emporium) Oct 27-29th

2005  End of year exhibition  (Camberwell)

2004“Above and Below” Trinity Buoy Wharf, London.

2003“Hide HMS Belfast” HMS Belfast, South Bank

2003“Underground” Dragon Bar, Hoxton, London

2001  Art Foundation end of Year Exhibition (Camberwell)

Profession

 

Artist, Illustrator and Writer

I am a practicing Fine Artist and Illustrator since the summer of 2005 with interests in the deeper motivations of society, including William Hogarth, Greek & Roman Mythology, as well as Orthodox Russian and religious Iconography from cultures past and present. I am now a children’s books author, and will have my writing debut in early 2012.

Work & media experience

 

2011

Kings Place: I DJ’d and co hosted a 7 hour pilot radio show called ‘Kings Place International’, which formed a combination of different genres of music including, Classical, Reggae, Popular music and Art Installation sounds. The show also featured interviews with international artists who were running workshops on the day ranging from digital music collaborations, Mozart fusions and poetry techniques including poetry slams.

2011

Guardian: Afindica:Story of the Ethical Elephants is recommended as a book to purchase as the next step in child education.

 

2011

BBC: Interviewed on BBC Radio London by Jeni Barnett about the launch of Afindica: The Story of the Ethical Elephants

2009

Varoom: Reviewed in the December issue of the international illustration & Culture publication of Varoom Magazine for my exhibition with TenderPixel Gallery

2009

LBC:Interviewed by Jeni Barnett of LBC Radio to talk about my work and exhibition at TenderPixel Gallery

2008

The Guardian; Gave video interview to the international illustrator Quentin Blake for Guardian Unlimited.

2007 (August)

Bloomsbury Books; commissioned to write two chapters for Bloomsbury based on one of my characters, very positive feedback. This involved  a visit to Russia including St Petersburg, Moscow and Siberia in the summer of 2008 to research characters for the potential book

2006

Set Design: Experience also includes assisting set designers Chiara Abrosio and Jon Revel on creative projects ranging from feature films, independent cinema, music videos and most recently “Future Cinema” Edinburgh

2004

New York. Interned at Max Custom Media for a month in Manhattan. Created new concepts for Max Card products. Developed a “March Madness” pitch with Pontiac Automobiles.

2002

A months paid work experience for a set building company “Theme Tech”(South London) Helping to produce pieces for The Chapman Brothers, Alton Towers, Cadbury’s and Ribena.

Hobbies

Researching historical books from the Renaissance and classical period including the Greek myths and legends to reading Penguin classics. Other hobbies include; Tennis, cycling, socialising, seeing exhibitions, cooking, opera concerts, singing, board games and drawing.

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