I’ve always loved drawing. Were it not for the fact that I was born into a building family with almost obligatory expectations that I would follow in the footsteps of my father and grandfather, I would probably have gone to art school and been a painter or illustrator. My natural inclination has always been visual and my descriptions pictorial. This fundamental artistic drive keeps on expressing itself, often with humour and ambivalence, and sometimes with a dark side. An odd illustrative impulse manifests itself, often at Christmas!