Studied at Leicester College of Art.
Commercial artist and illustrator, illustrating the historical series of the Ladybird books, and some of Eric Leyland's Hunter Hawk series.
He illustrated the little wildlife book Small Creatures
(Edmund Ward 1959) when it was reissued with text by Malcolm Saville.
Unfortunately I no longer have my copy, so I can't give an example !
He both wrote and illustrated two of the Truth in a Tale series for Ward. These are number 9: 'The Grey Pony' (1954) and number 11 'The Shetland Pony' (1955).
He also illustrated six of the famous Thomas the Tank Engine books by
Rev W. Awdry from 1957 until 1962.
Opposite is an illustration from the last one he illustrated.
These books were very demanding in time and detail, especially as the railway detail had to be correct.
In the book The Thomas the Tank Engine Man by Brian Sibley (Heinemann 1995), the author says that
it was these demands which, combined with eyesight problems led him into giving up the series.
He later became a distinguished painter specialising in animals and sporting scenes.