For as long as I can remember I've has been an avid draw-er of stuff. Maybe it's in my genes - my dad paints and exhibits, my grandfather was also an artist and my brother is a graphic designer and cartoonist.
I was born in Leicester in 1966, and have lived in various places around the UK since - Loughborough, Maidstone, Oxford and Thame. And I'm currently resident in north Leeds with my wife and our two teenaged sons.
For the past twenty years I've been freelancing as an illustrator - before that I was a primary school teacher so you won't be surprised to learn that I've done a lot of work for educational publishers, including OUP, Heinemann, Reed, Longman, Pearson, Scripture Union and Scholastic.
And I've been with Beehive for just over a decade now - time flies!