I've worked as a sports illustrator for over 20 years. Mostly my stuff has appeared in The Guardian and When Saturday Comes and I've produced a varied body of work that includes caricature, tactical diagrams, editorial illustration, pocket cartoons and spoof graphics.
I also paint in acrylics - I am what is generally known as a new wave pop folk artist. Usually I work by sitting at a desk with my head in my hands staring at the wall for several weeks, before jumping up and doing a painting in a few minutes. After which I kiss it lovingly - though only when it's dry.
Although I'm now older than John Lennon was when he died, and Dino Zoff was when he collected a World Cup winner's medal, I like to think of myself as an emerging artist. I'm just emerging in slow motion.
Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.