Born and raised in a small rural village in South Yorkshire.
Graduated with a Ba(hons) in 1986.
Shortlisted for the Young European Bird Artist of the Year, 1991.
Winner of Wildscape Magazine's Wildlife Artist of the Year 2008 - editor's category.
Winner of World Birds category, BBC Wildlife Magazine Wildlife Artist of the Year, 2010.
Won the PJC award for Drawing at the Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition, 2010.
Winner Birdwatch / Swarovski Artist of the Year, 2011.
Elected Associate Member Society of Wildlife Artists, 2011.
Writes and illustrates articles on birdwatching and general wildlife and country issues.
Author of Drawing & Painting Birds - The Crowood Press, 2010.
Lives in Orkney.