My work ranges from completing illustrations for books and games, to high quality commissions. If you are interested in my art work, feel free to visit me at Deviantart or drop me a message on my contact page.
I am always looking for new and exciting projects, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!
It was a joy to work with Mandy, my work involving creating the front, back cover and spine; editing and proofreading her manuscript and formatting and publishing her finished book on createspace, Amazon and Kindle.
“This book is for the women who have had the privilege and honour to serve their husbands or partners, their children, other family members & work colleagues … but now have the burning desire to serve THEMSELVES!
This is for the woman who wants to write a new chapter in her own life – this time serving herself FIRST and having the courage to follow her heart and explore her own truth. This is for the woman who feels stuck, dead inside and spiritually alone. This is for the woman who craves to find her REAL self, buried deep down inside.
Sometimes you are given the best opportunities in life … but you just don’t see them! You live life day to day completely oblivious of the messages being given to you from the people and the environment around you. It’s easy to concentrate on all the doom & gloom of life … until something happens that makes you STOP! And take a closer look at how you are spending your time on this precious experience called “Life”.
Nothing ever stays still – even the planet moves! – You are always slowly evolving, but the question is, are you evolving in a healthy and refreshing way? Or are you caught up in your old known and familiar habitual patterns?
This book weaves together real-life experiences and step by step guidelines in creating a better more fulfilling life. From the humble beginnings of living on a caravan site, to exploring a different community in the middle east, to experiencing life in North America, the deserts of Africa and the frosty peaks of the Himalayas, I have lived my life through the wise words of my parents ‘You can be anything you want’.
If you resonate with any of the above, then this book is for you!”
Available on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Your-Time-Mandy-Rawsthorne/dp/1981119892/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515360755&sr=1-2&keywords=this+is+your+time
I worked closely with Richard Whitehead on his new book Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If? Creating both front, back cover and spine.
“There are some bright and creative people who thrive in conventional learning environments. There are others – just as bright and creative – who do not. For too long, our educational systems have been unable to comprehend how dyslexics think and, therefore, how they learn.
What is more, by failing to engage with the innovative traits of the dyslexic mind, our schools are missing priceless opportunities to enrich the learning of all.
‘Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If?” takes as its starting point a curious phenomenon: the mistakes made by many dyslexic readers on small, common words. Drawing on a wide range of knowledge and research, and with especial regard to the work of Ronald Davis, this is a book of know-how about dyslexia that empower teachers, parents and dyslexics alike. Compelling insights into the workings of the dyslexic mind are coupled with proven practical strategies, exemplified through scripted examples of teaching modules.”
Available on Amazon soon…
Worked with Buck Jones on Vindicator – The Humans Breakout, creating the front cover and a series of other illustrations and designs.
“This is the story of a ship called the Vindicator and Nathan Delves. Nathan is a scientist and an inventor. He found a way to make cold fusion a reality. That made him very rich. With his riches and his mind he found the time to run more experiments and perfect an anti-gravity drive. With the help of several expert people he built a space ship called the Vindicator. Those people became friends and lived through the so called Rapture because of that craft. Aliens took over half the world’s population while he and his crew were sitting on the moon in their ships maiden voyage. The story just gets better from there. Nathan and his friends really got to work! Think! What would happen if you could get some of the smartest people in the world to solve the world’s problems? Problem the rest of the world may not even know they have. Space battles and the colonization of Mars all happen until the . . . well I don’t want to give it all away.”
Available at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vindicator-Humans-Breakout-Buck-Jones/dp/1365695158
Review: “Michael Did a good job and I’m happy with my new book cover. Michael was great at taking direction and worked quickly.”
I worked closely with Mary Taylor on her new book The Truth Shall Set You Free, creating both the front and back cover.
“About the Author
Mary Taylor born in Chicago, Illinois,
author, and Bible teacher for over 12 years
earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical
Engineering and masters in Business Administration.
Her passion is prayer and teaching the practical
truths of God’s Word.”
She is also the writer of Prayers To Command Your Days.
Review: “Michael was very patient and listened to every direction. He’s a man of his word. I highly recommend him. Michael is patient and willing to do whatever is necessary to get the job done correctly. I would surely hire him again.”
A Knight and a Lion featured as the first page in Has Any Body Even Read This? The zine was created to showcase final year English students’ work at Falmouth University. My painting Theurgy and its companion poem also features in the zine.
I also worked as an Illustrator for Penryn Press. Alongside engaging short stories, I created compelling paintings to captivate the eye of children and adult alike in “Did You Know There Are Dragons In Cornwall?”. A series of paintings were created and published within the book such as A Princess by the Lake, and The Girl and the Red Balloon. Other paintings were placed within their website.
If you wish to find out more information, or purchase the book, you can find their website here : Penryn Press
I am also part of a fantastic and vibrant community at Paint My Photo which promotes the relationship between photographer and artist. The site displays great reference pictures for traditional artists to use without the usual copyright hassles. My account and the site can be found here pmp.
My art can also be found in The Mind’s Eye Project, a zine dedicated to mental health and its exploration through the expression of visual and literary mediums. You can find more information here: Mind’s Eye Zine