Mexborough Grammer School, then on to Doncaster Art School for
Maidstone College of Art (Graphic Design) 1966-69.
Royal College of Art (Illustration) 1969-72.
Formed a company with Michael Morris Ltd.
Working from day one on book covers, magazines covers, record covers
Clients including colleagues from RCA days footnote
Did many record covers for Phonogram, Polydor, and Transatlantic
The largest part the publishing work came from Peter Bennett at
(Footnotes; Peter asked me in 1973 to do a Science Fiction cover
for him. I thought he was crazy but I eventually agreed to do it
(Alfred Besters' Extro) It was dreadful. He thought it was Okish
and commissioned me to do a couple of Philip K. Dick novels, talk
about a sucker for punishment. Well to cut a long story shorter,
he persisted and persevered and they started to improve with a series
of Clifford Simak covers. And that folks, is how I come to be doing
Science Fiction now)
Acquired an agent - Spectron Artists,
Began to do work for Europe through Artbox initially, then Top
Drawers in Amsterdam
Had by this time become an active member of The Association of
Illustrators serving on the committee for two years.
Separated very amicably from Michael in or around 1980 the whole
process took around two years due largely to my changing circumstances.
Moved out of Covent Garden in the early eighties to work from home
First trip to America around 1984 started to work for Dell and
Moved to East Sussex
Changed agents around this time to Artist Partners and has a very
good relationship with them which is ongoing.
Acquired an agent in USA: Bernstein and Andriulli inc, in the late
eighties and this relationship continues very successfully.
In 1995, encouraged by his good friend Jim Burns, attended a World
Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow where For the first time showed
some original artwork. Sold several pieces and met Jane Frank from
Worlds of Wonder in Washington. She was very interested in selling
and began to realise that there was in fact a market out there for
selling my paintings as paintings not just book jackets.
Now living in Lancashire, with his wife Katie, a hospital consultant,
and their two children Georgia and Harrison.
Has two children from a previous marriage: Robert and William.
Spends his time working mostly and occasionally playing guitar
in a local R&D band.
Also enjoys walking, taking photographs, Gardening, Woodwork,
Mowing the lawn.
(Footnote: I used to do lots of work
for the graphic design students for their degree shows etc. Raye
Gregory coined the title "dial a Style Moore" This was excellent
training for the real world.)