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About Me Originally from Newcastle I completed a foundation course in art & design, specialising in Graphic Design at Newcastle College. My degree course was carried out at Dundee and I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, in 1992 with a BDes Honours Degree in Illustration and Printmaking. I then studied for another year and gained a Post Graduate qualification.

The Art Base is designed and created by myself. I am a highly qualified and talented graphic designer/illustrator. Expect the very best with a very personal touch. I am based in Ayrshire, Scotland in the UK and began trading in 2011.

The Designs; you can choose from a range of gifts, from the pre-designed range (all my own work) or from the more personalised section. The designs can be created and customised with your own words. The process is done with a professional hand not by a machine or by amateurs, like most online services. I will offer a friendly service and make unique gifts and keepsakes for your family and friends.

My Work started with 3D illustration and over the past few years developed into the use of digital technology using Photoshop and its versitility. I have continued to develop my skills in a variety of art media both combining technology with my creative craft skills. I have produced photomontage work, 3D stop-motion animations, short films as well as personalised 3D work. See the examples below;

3D 'Office'
3D 'Michael Heseltine'
3D '1992 Election'
3D 'kids'
Digital 'Chopin'
Digital 'Water Garden'
Digital 'Music'
Digital 'India'
The four illustrations above are commissioned photomontages'. A selection of personal items were scanned or photographed and imported digitally into Photoshop. The items consisted of letters, certificates, tickets, photographs, poems, newspapers articles, postcards, receipts, objects, badges and more. The final illustration combining a lifetime of memories in one image. (All original items were returned and intact!)
The two illustrations above are commissioned by parents and created by a number of photographs of the children taken by myself. The photographs were then used to create a unique illustration/photograph of the children.
The image above is a photograph of an illustration commissioned for a 60th birthday present. The illustration is made out of wood and houses a number of photographs, drawers containing items, interactive games, containers holding memories, receipts, letters that open, certificates, wedding vows, slides that light up with a switch etc. All items were scanned and photographed, made smaller etc. (all original items were returned and intact!) The illustration is broken down into six decades of memories.
 
The image above is a photograph of another illustration commissioned for a bridesmaid present. The illustration is made out of wood and also houses a number of photographs, drawers containing items, containers holding memories, receipts, boxes that open etc. All items were scanned and photographed, made smaller etc. (all original items were returned and intact!)

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