Bio: I?m a Cockney Londoner therefore I suffer with a sarcastic sense of humour or should I say others suffer from it. It often gets me into trouble, my public just don?t understand me, I?m an artist see, temperament and all that!
I?ve been down under for just over 7 years now and loving every minute. Now have permanent residency... I should have been born here, Australia badly needed me or more to the point I badly needed Australia. Where else in the world can you work on a building site that has a site hut for your gang with a fridge full of beer for consumption by those that want it at the end of a very hard, very physical and very hot day. And written on the fridge door is the caption ?liquor, she?ll love you for it? Maaate! I just love Australia Tone got home.
I have had 2 commercial building and Interior design businesses over the last 25 years Aztec Interiors and Blueprint Interior Services in the UK, I made and lost a million pounds and then came back again, none of it would have been possible without Irene my wife of a million years that was crazy enough to marry me on her 18th birthday. These days we own and run ?The Hideaway? a couples only retreat and a place to stay or get married and party or make your dream come true. Tales from ?The Hideaway? could fill a book, half of that would be Irene and I building this Phoenix out of the ashes of a derelict house on 3 acres of tropical rain forest. Snakes, 5ft 'guanas, wild turkeys, incumbent kookaburras, owls, Fox bats and ?Hissing Sid? a 9ft python that lives in the rafters of my garage and shits on my car, but I love him; he ensures 'we don't get no vermin!'
I like to draw famous faces mostly rock and film stars. I also created the cover for MinX with Karen Tawater a Texan ( The Lone Star Shelia). Also I write erotica & crime stories, often the two get intertwined. Just ask Jake Horton my collaborator on ?MinX?. That epic opus took 3 years to write and he certainly suffered from my cockney sarcasm and bluntness and I suffered from his delusions of grandeur. In all honesty it?s a good job he resides in USA and I in Australia for surely one of us would of killed the other by now and the wonderful tale we created ?MinX? would have been buried forever too.
To call our relationship tempestuous would be as subtle as a hurricane. But somehow we survived and live to tell the tale, a very special rocknrolla of a tale and you can read it all at Club Lighthouse.
I have been published on various websites and in UK magazines, some of which have illustrations by yours truly.
None of the above could ever have been created without the one very precious thing I have that I will never own, Irene ?The Gladiatrix?. Read that story next and then you will know her too! Me I am just a legend in my own mind, and Jake Horton?s of course!
Link to an interview between this author and Jude Mason at her blog page