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Short Biography


Born in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England. Studied Art at Richmond College of Art, London, UK. Studied Illustration at Twickenham College of Technology, Surrey, UK. Studied Fine Art at Epsom School of Art & Design, Surrey, UK. Studied Fine Art under Maria Lassnig at the Hochschule für Angewandtekunst, Vienna, Austria.


Published Books  


‘The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo’   ‘Rabbit Moon’   ‘Jack the Dog’   ‘The Gingerbread Man’   ‘Baby Crow’   ‘The Elephant’s Child’   ‘The beginning of the Armadillos’   ‘Peter Piglet’   ‘Can You Spot the Spotty Dog?'   ‘Smudge’   ‘How Many Animals’   ‘Monkey Trouble’   ‘The Elf’s Red Hat’   ‘Jasper the Terror’   ‘But I want to!’   ‘Tommy Do-little’   ‘Amazing Animal Hide & Seek’   ‘Hamlet' 'Life is a Feast!’   ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’   ‘Moondog’   ‘Teddy’   ‘I want a Hug!’   ‘Smile’   ‘The Secret’    'Quasimodo'   'The Sponge'



Galerie Wittman, Vienna

United Nations, Vienna (x 2)

R.A. Summer Exhibition, London, (x3)

Surrey Artists, Godalming, UK

Künstlerhaus Mixed Exhibition, Vienna

Galerie im Kelterhaus, Hochheim, Germany

La Maison des Contes, Paris

Storyopolis, Hollywood, California

Aarwun Gallery, Canberra, Australia



'GRAND PRIX' BIB     ‘Golden Apple’ BIB, Bratislava    ‘UNICEF’ Honorary Diploma, Bologna    ‘Rattenfänger Literaturpreis’ Hameln    ‘Österreichischer Kinder &     Jugendbuchpreis’    ‘UNICEF’ Recognition Award    Österreichischer Kinder &     Jugendbuchpreis’    ‘Storytelling World Award’ California, USA    ‘Grand Prix’ BIB, Bratislava    ‘Fällt aus dem Rahmen’ Eselsohr, Mainz    ‘Federhasenpreis’ Design Austria, Wien    ‘Austrian Honours List’ Wien    ‘Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis’    ‘UNICEF’ Books of Tolerance Nomination 'National Capital Art Prize', Canberra, Australia



If still available, all artwork, including original, published illustrations, are for sale. Please contact me if you're interested in a particular work. Prices are affordable and, where possible, include postage and packing, etc. Many thanks, John

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