The Gilded Tarot Royale is an completely reworked version of Ciro Marchetti's original tarot deck, The Gilded Tarot, which has sold well over 500,000 copies and has been translated into ten languages since it's 2004 release. The Gilded Tarot Royale was released in 2012 as a special limited edition.
Approximately ten years ago, I turned my back on my career in corporate graphic design. I sold my company and dedicated my efforts, full time, to personal illustrations. A large portion of my work, during this period, has been the production of several decks of tarot and oracle cards. The mystical historical context of this genre sparked my curiosity and subsequently seemed suited to the overall look and theme of other images I was producing. While I make no claim of being a tarot reader, I found it an appealing challenge to create images that tarot readers might connect with. Following the year of their individual release, each of my six decks was voted "most popular deck of the year," by one or more of the leading tarot community groups.
So I guess I must have got something right.
My general illustrative work is represented by MGL Licensing Graphics, based in London.
More recently, I have been playing around with animated sequences of my images. The addition of movement and music, combine to create a truly powerful extra dimension of story telling.
MacWorld Digital Art Competition winner 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2005.
Five GURU Awards from (NAPP) the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
Artistic category and Best of Show 2001, 2003 & 2006.
Worldwide Digital Canvas Award 2006 - Artistic category.
Worldwide Photoshop Award 2007 - Artistic category.
Worldwide Photoshop competition 2009 - Grand Prize Winner.