George Callaghan was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. He studied at Belfast College of Art and worked as a commercial artist, designer and art director at agencies including McCann Erickson and Leo Burnett. He describes the style of his art as ‘sophisticated naive’. He has been creative in many directions, including being a harp maker and player of the Celtic harp, and has lived in South Africa, Australia, Tasmania and France. His autobiography is titled The Last Minstrel.