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 Publishing, 3Dtotal, Bastei Lübbe, Future Publishing, Giunti Editore, and the 'Assassin's Creed' team at Ubisoft Montreal.
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