Began his career in advertising and corporate communication in New Zealand. In the mid 1960s Earl gained further experience in studios in Sydney before returning to NZ to open Wellington’s first graphic design consultancy. The largest commission was the designing of the symbol and related corporate elements for the New Zealand Post Office. Examples of his work appeared in magazines as well as a book featuring 38 designer/artists showing selected NZ work from the 1940s up to the 1970s. He was elected a Fellow of the prestigious Chartered Society of Designers, London. “Australia called” and Earl returned to Sydney in 1978 continuing in the field of graphic design and illustration. Since retiring he works in his favoured, challenging medium of watercolours as well as other media. Earl’s approach is not to copy a subject but to paint a recognisable impression of it with confident, lively calligraphic brush marks … to him vitality is more important than total accuracy. He conducts workshops and has written articles for “Australian Artist”. Earl is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Marine Artists and an Exhibiting Member of the Royal Art Society NSW.