About

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A freelance Illustrator and occasional Fine Artist, born in Germany in 1978, I first left home at 17 to study Music and Theatre in the UK, where I ended up staying for the best part of 20 years, with temporary moves to South Africa and Canada in between. I am now living in Florence, Italy.

Only coming to painting in my early twenties, and being completely self-taught, I switched from traditional media to a Wacom tablet and Photoshop, finding the digital workflow more intuitive and open to experimentation. What started as a hobby became serious in 2005, when Ballistic Publishing asked me to submit my work for publication. 

Since then, I've worked for both private and commercial clients, among others Imagine Publishing3Dtotal, Bastei Lübbe, Future Publishing, Giunti Editore, and the 'Assassin's Creed' team at Ubisoft Montreal

In my spare time, I am the Traditional Art Gallery Community Volunteer for DeviantArt.com, and am generally found with a pen or brush in my hand, creating painting videos for my YouTube channel. 
 

Awards, Accolades & Notable Publications

2016    International All Media Competition - Winner (Digital Category), The Artist's Magazine

2012    Stellar Art Award, Digital Arts California
            One of 25 artists in the 'Who is Who' Advanced Photoshop yearbook (Germany)
            'Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop' published by 3Dtotal (available on Amazon)

2010    IT'S ART Gallery Award
            Guest Judge for "Digital Art Masters - Volume 6" - 3Dtotal Publishing

2009   3Dtotal Excellence Award
            CG Excellence Award Nomination at CG Overdrive (Singapore)

2008   IT'S ART Gallery Award

2007   CG Society Choice Award
            IT'S ART Gallery Award

2006   Cover of 'Exposé 5 - The Finest Digital Art in the Known Universe' - Ballistic Publishing