Matt Bannister is an artist and illustrator obsessed with the quirks and shapes of architecture, people, and everyday objects.
After studying fine art at Lancaster University, he worked for the BBC for 13 years as a photo editor, shoot producer and director. A desire to pick up the pen/brush/pixel and be more hands on prompted a career change to create imagery for others and a return to producing his own work.
He makes bold work full of detail and character. Be they of city skylines, streets full of pedestrians or an illustration about the threat of cyber crime, his images are loose and graphic in style.
He takes as much inspiration from a trip on a stuffy bus, as from a windy walk along a river. From Victorian brickwork and noisy markets to silent museums and sticky poundshops – all will have something to give him an idea or three.