Mastered: Illustration and Fine Art
Geoff Tristram has been a highly successful professional artist and illustrator for over 40 years as well as a top-flight cartoonist and in this time has worked for many big companies including Pirelli, Winsor and Newton, Penguin, Embassy World Snooker, Trivial Pursuit, the BBC, Porsche and Mercedes Benz.
His work for many top advertising agencies has seen him produce a lot of well-known campaigns that included postage stamps for the Charles and Diana Royal Wedding, World Cup Football, Miss World and the Winter Olympics. He’s also designed various album sleeves including one for Brummie musical legends UB40.
Recently he was asked by Stratford Council to create the official 400th anniversary oil portrait of William Shakespeare and as if this wasn't enough, he has also followed his younger brother, David, another of our 100 ‘Masters’, into comedy writing and currently has 13 comedy novels in the shops and on various websites such as Amazon.
With published novels, a comedy greetings card range entitled ‘Norman and Brenda’, and an illustrated coffee table book about JB’s, the Legendary Dudley Rock Club, somehow in this frenetic career, he still manages to find time giving humorous talks about his work to all manner of societies or visiting schools and colleges to inspire the students.