For the last 10 years, I've worked as an environment artist in console and mobile development, at Electronic Arts Blackbox, Next Level Games , Slant Six Games and Fathom Interactive.
Now I'm a senior artist at Phoenix Labs working on an unannounced title with a talented team of veteran developers.
Shipped titles include:
The Bowling Dead
Max's Pirate Planet
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Captain America: Super Soldier
Need For Speed: ProStreet
Need For Speed: Carbon
Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Need For Speed: Underground 2
James Bond: Everything Or Nothing
We visited North Korea twice in one year. The first time was a happy time. It was summer and there were celebrations for a national holiday. There were parades, public dances, fun fairs and the Mass Games. The second time we visited, was winter. Kim Jong Il had died, and the country was still in a period of mourning. There was a slight sense of uncertainty. All over the Pyongyang, monuments were being revised. And of course because it was winter it was decidedly more bleak. But still beautiful. North Korea is one the most strangely beautiful and fascinating places we've visited.
During our second visit I had told our guide that I knew and liked the North Korean song 'Jindallae.' While visiting a co-op farm, we were invited into the home of a family that lived on the farm, and the mother and her two children gave us a private performance with singing and accordion. Then our guide said something to the mother and to my delight she began to play the song.
The song is about the Korean azalea of the same name. The lyrics speak of the flower's arrival in spring, its bright red bloom despite the frosty ground, and its connection with memories of the past.
I visited North Korea twice within one year. The first time was in the summer of 2011 during a time of national celebration, where I had the opportunity to see the unbelievable Mass Games, and go on a well-orchestrated tour of the country in a van with two North Korean guides. The second time was about six months later; it was winter, just after the few brutally cold months that North Korea is essentially closed to visitors. It was also the first time the country was opening up after Kim Jong-il's death, and it was an opportunity to see for ourselves how the country reacted to this seismic change. It was markedly different visit, bitterly cold, and decidedly less joyful, given that the country was still in an official state of mourning. Certain activities such as karaoke and bowling were forbidden. Oddly, Kim Jong-Il's birthday celebrations went ahead as scheduled.
These are a selection of photos from both trips, some digital, but most taken on film with my trusty old Pentax K1000.
You can also see the short film I made about North Korea here.
I visited Japan in 2008 for 3 weeks, making full use of my rail pass and travelling nearly the whole length of the country from Kyushu to Hokkaido.
Photos are 35mm film.
A variety of illustrations from the last 10 years. Most are ink on paper and Photoshop.
A selection of commissioned illustrations, with repeat clients including Cactus Club Cafe and BC Northern Lights. Comfortable working in a variety of styles, I'm always open to new commissions. Click here to get in touch.
A selection of digital and traditional paintings.