Cefyn is the son of a 3rd generation coal miner from a small mining village in North Wales. The ability to draw put his life on a different path to his forefathers. Art college was the beginning of a London based career in illustration, working extensively in the world of publishing from book covers, international publishing and editorial illustration. This was followed by a comprehensive career in packaging illustration for major clients worldwide. He now works independently, expressing his versatility and passion for image making in his unique style.
His influences range from the formality and discipline of classic Victoriana to the exuberance of Pop Art. The influences of form, line, structure and colour from Peter Blake, Jasper Johns and Lichtenstein to the Americana of Hopper and Wyeth strongly influence his work. Cefyn follows a simple philosophy in his work. ’Drawing is key’