I graduated as a portrait painter in 1981 and started my first sign shop out of my art studio: Garrett Fine Signs, of Battersea.
‘‘THERES A PASSION AND INTENSITY IN THESE PAGES THAT COMES ENTIRELY FROM WORKING ON THE STREETS OF LONDON. NICKO
My writing training came firstly with Steve Chamberlain formerly with Lund Signs and then with master poster and signwriter Andrew Whitmore, who gave me all the skills and more - a faith in the brush. I went on to uphold these skills in memory of him… and still do to this day.
Steve really gave me the drawing skills that I hold so important today. Andly the brush flow. I was very lucky.