Art & Design Ltd.
A f e w w o r d s a b o u t m e . . .
I have worked as a freelance artist and designer for the past 30 years.
Born and raised in Vancouver BC, I opened my first studio in 1980.
Advancements in computer technology allowed me to move away from
the Greater Vancouver area and in 1995 I relocated with my wife and
children to the South Okanagan Valley near the popular resort town of
Penticton ( a Salish word meaning " A place to stay forever" )
My work covers a broad range of styles and media but visual "impact "
is really the goal of most commercial art applications.
This is especially true of mural work, one of my specialties. Composition,
colour and contrast are what will create an eye-catching piece and set a
good mural apart from the rest.
My passion for Architecture and design has led me to another favourite
pursuit ... that of architectural illustration. Here, as with my mural work,
I use a slightly loose, impressionist style that evokes an emotional
impact while maintaining a strong sense of realism through colour, light
The first twenty years of my career were spent perfecting traditional illustration skills in media such
as airbrush and watercolour. The skills and disciplines learned over those years have served me well
in the computer age.
While I still work with traditional media, computer graphics has enhanced the art world tremendously.
I use the Adobe Suite programs extensively for raster and vector-based illustration. I e-mail and
transfer art files to clients around the globe.
A partial list of commercial clients include;
Molson's Canada The Cities of;
Harley Davidson White Rock
Australian Outback Penticton
Ironman Canada Summerland
Habitat for Humanity Oliver
Trans Canada Trail Naramata
Van Morrison Prince George
Bryan Adams Sylvan Lake AL
Dire Straits Bonnyville AL
Pattison Group Spruce Grove AL
Photo - Rick Gray Photography