Curtis is an author & illustrator who has for the past 28 years been drawing for magazines, books, advertising, newspapers & packaging. He is also part of the design team at The Mail On Sunday newspaper, in London. In 1998, he scaled the work up by designing and making the sets for a national touring play about the life of Frankie Howerd, entitled ‘Titter Not!’ His watercolours are frequently exhibited in galleries and shows throughout the country, and many paintings are in international collections.

For the past ten years he has been writing books, penning for the national art press and The Mail On Sunday travel section, and has 23 books published. Curtis also lectures in Further Education and Creative Writing at the University For The Creative Arts in Kent and Surrey, visits art clubs around the country with his unconventional presentations and is a performance poet and painter. His latest project involves drawing live in Britain’s circuses. He has illustrated this season’s brochure for Zippos Circus.