Gavin was born in Wiltshire and raised in rural Dorset, UK. He was fascinated by the natural world from an early age and spent much of his childhood drawing and painting animals and birds. He later studied BA Natural History Illustration at Bournemouth Arts University. Working as an illustrator in-house for a number of years, honing his skills in character design, his style gradually evolved from scientific into children’s picture books.
He now lives in Somerset with his wife, who is also an illustrator, and their growing family. When he’s not working he loves rock climbing on the Dorset coast and riding and fettling his old Triumph motorbike.
His clients include Ladybird books, Little Tiger Press and Jellycat, to name but a few.