Endorsements & hard-won professional lessons. . . . . . . . (in no
"...... deadlines are flexible, but only up to a point"
(Doreen Scott, Art Editor Puffin Books 1970s/80s)
"...... the kind of Art you dream about" (Tanith Lee, Author)
"...... you've got 5 days - go away, and come back with something
(Doreen Scott, Art Editor of Puffin Books in a meeting with
Philippa Dickenson, in discussion of nature of Fighting Fantasy launch
title - Warlock of Firetop Mountain)
"...... the work certainly quickens the pulse"
(D. M. Leahy, Director Public Affairs ROLLS ROYCE Aero Engines)
"...... overkill with quality" (R.O. B.B.C. Designer, 1980's)
"...... are you able to come to Los Angeles and create a Film Poster
for me right now?"
B.C. CEO. Group One Films, U.S.A.)
"...... to say how much I've admired your work (etc., etc . . . .)
..... just wanted to let you know what an influence you have been on
the greater part of my life. I now work .... as an illustrator ......
you are still one of my heroes"
"...... Frei-Jagd! - (well done)"
Adolf Galland - Generalleutnant A.D., the Luftwaffe's most famous Ace.
"...... The book reeks of quality from end-to-end"
"...... We realise you'll have to work Christmas
but the deadline's the 5th January in the Paris office, " (Editions
"...... (you're only) as good as your last job"
(John Munday. Art Director Corgi Books & Creative Director Harper
"...... I esteem it to be the finest cover to ever appear on one of my
(Charles G. Finney, Author.)
"...... (the quality and deadline fidelity of your cover art) it may go
unsaid, but it doesn't go unnoticed"
(Steve Abis. Art Director, Panther/Mayflower Books 1970'/80's) - R.I.P.
- God Bless you Steve, and a million thanks for all your skills passed
down to me -
you may be gone, but you are not ever forgotten . . . . . . P.A.J.)
"...... No amount of eulogising on my part can ever describe clearly
the way you’ve captured my plane in this painting, the light, the
color, the Arizona hills -
just great" (R.W., Arizona, USA.)
"......Great! My mum will LOVE it!. . . ."
"...... you think of everything"
"...... It is a very fine painting, yes, a very fine painting"
(J.P. Dupont, Belgium)
"...... Brian and I are really pleased with this new addition"
(B.R., Birmingham, UK)
"...... It’s a really fine piece, excellent"
"...... Thank you for a truly professional on-line magazine with
fantastic art. Again, thanks"
"...... Hey! The pictures are great, best things I ever received"
"...... loved your Frei-Jagd! very much... this wonderful painting
(DUEL IN THE DARK) I really do congratulate you..."
(Group Captain Peter Townsend, CVO, DSO, DFC and Bar)
"...... Your paintings are very striking, some of the most dramatic
that I have seen, I was most impressed."
(Air Vice-Marshall F.C. Hurrell, OBE, FRAeS - Director Appeals, The
Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund)
etc., etc. . . . . . . . .
"observations" . . . . . .
"...... you worry about the wrong things"
(Bob Spearman, Peter's Art Teacher at School)
"...... if you stood on a street corner and blew a trumpet very, very
loudly, you might just about be drawing people's attention to how
talented you really are"
(Reginald Jones - The Artist's Father, who neglected to mention this
point until the Artist was well into his 2nd decade working
professionally) " never mind Dad, I fixed it now!")
"...... if I have a criticism, it's that you do everything from gut"
(M.L.V - Brother-in-law)
ethos . . . . . . .
"...... if you're not going to use the overdraft there's no point in us
offering it again"
(P.A.J.'s bank manager at Nat West in the late '70s)
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