Jake Spicer is a passionate advocate of drawing as a tool for social change, communication investigation and promotes wider visual literacy through his works as an artist, author and tutor. Jake lives in North Wales, between the mountains and the Mawddach Estuary and works as head tutor of the independent drawing school Draw Brighton, as Co-Director of the Drawing Circus and as a visiting tutor at galleries institutions across the UK, including
the National Portrait Gallery, Camden Arts Centre and Brighton University. He has written several bestselling books on drawing and is a regular contributor for Artist & Illustrators magazine.
Jake uses Derwent Lightfast and Derwent Procolour pencils for his sustained figurative drawings and Derwent Graphitint for shorter, more energetic studies.