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News, views and shoes.*
*There aren’t actually any posts about shoes here. But it rhymed and the rhythm of three works well. Hence the shoes.


lancashire magazine

Lancashire Magazine made my novel All Fall Down their pick of the month this issue. Thanks to their editorial team for a great feature! 

You’ve got to have guts.

It’s scary. I’m a magician and performed on stage at events for thousands of people. I’m an artist and have work in galleries and collectors worldwide. But none of that compares to the sheer thrill and fear that comes with releasing my writing into the world. I’ve thought long and

Win the cover art

One lucky reader will WIN this unique one-of-a-kind piece of art signed by not one, but TWO artists! Created by pro artist Jen Allen and signed by myself and Jen, this truly is a collector’s item.  To stand a chance to WIN this wonderful piece of art, the original used

It’s Official

This really is something quite special for my magician collectors… I’m honoured to announce that I’ve been working closely with the Estates of Dai Vernon and Ross Bertram to produce an original painting of the Professor which will soon be available to own as an Official Limited-Edition Print.   The

A story on my story

Good old fashioned PR – the local paper! The Blackpool Gazette did a piece recently on my new novel, All Fall Down.  You can read it here>> And with copies now signed and shipped worldwide, you can get your signed, dedicated copy direct from me here>> Have you got yours

debut novel

Holy moly… it’s almost upon us.  What is? Well, probably an event which is perhaps in the top 60 billion most important happenings this summer (perhaps).  Yes, I am referring to the official release date of my debut novel All Fall Down.  This dystopian psychological thriller is a whopping 540

An unusual challenge

‘Jay, the portrait is magnificent!’ A collector in the US enquired if I could create a painting of his pet Casper who had recently passed away. What was intriguing about this particular painting is that I needed to do it to match another artwork of mine this gentleman owns which

Brand new print!

Yes, it’s here! If you simply follow the yellow brick road…  One of my most popular paintings is now a beautiful Giclée limited edition print. And it gets better! It can’t can it? Oh yes… I’ll only hand embellish the little tinker for you as well, making your print totally


3 Year Anniversary! It was 3 years ago this month (April 19th to be exact) when I picked my paintbrushes up for the first time in nigh-on 20 years! This painting (below) was one of the first I did to see if I could still remember how to paint (like

Uri Geller

 Me and Uri!   This one took around 4 weeks on and off. Uri sent me some photographs from his collection and I created this painting as I loved the intensity of his eyes and the bending spoon. Iconic.  The finished painting is 30 x 30″. Uri will counter-sign this