I started work in the animation industry providing layout drawings of characters in locations and went on to work for many years as an art director, background painter and stylist producing large quantities of background art, colour keys and concept art for film, television and commercials. The images in this portfolio are largely painted from layouts, designs and story board panels provided by other studio artists and I rendered them in gouache, acrylic, watercolour and digital paint. As is evident in this portfolio, a wide variety of treatments that reflect staging, styles, colour schemes, lighting, time of day, season, and mood are required to communicate scenarios within which narrative can unfold. All copyrights are held by the companies and clients for whom the the images were painted. The small files found here are reproduced for portfolio purposes only.