After reading law at Oxford, Seligman trained as a barrister and then joined a shipping company in the City. His heart was never really in the legal profession, so at the age of thirty, he decided to pursue his real passion – art. In the early '80s he worked for celebrities such as Paul Simon and Prince Michael of Kent and then began pitching for commercial contracts. He has worked for Cathay Pacific, Warburgs and Schroders in Londonas a commercial artists, painting vast murals. He has also worked on a stained glass design for a shipping and conference complex in Hong Kong.