Hamstead Norreys-based artist Kevin Scully talks to Newburytoday about his move from The Snowman to painting holidays in colourful Morocco.
"I have always painted. After a spell working in the theatre and television as a scenic artist, I trained at Wimbledon School of Art as a mature student.
"I then worked for many years as a successful illustrator in advertising and publishing, which was invaluable training in the art of being able to draw and paint at speed, sometimes under intense pressure in order to meet deadlines.
"Much of this commercial work involved producing storyboard frames for TV and video ads.
"I also spent many years drawing cartoon strips for DC Thomson’s newspaper group, and towards the end of my career as an illustrator, I became Raymond Briggs’s approved artist for his then agent, Copyrights, working on his characters Father Christmas, Fungus the Bogeyman, and in particular, The Snowman.