illustration & creative
Hi here's a little bit about me!
I am a freelance illustrator specialising in Children's book illustration. I love to use ink and a dip pen and work primarily with watercolour. My subjects are usually children and animal characters but really I love to draw ANYTHING! As well as Children's book illustration I draw bespoke character illustrations, greetings cards, mural work as well as teach!
I completed my degree specialising in Illustration, obtaining a BA(hons) in Graphic Design. From this I worked part time as a print technician and also freelance as an illustrator. A few years later I began working in Further Education teaching; painting, drawing, life drawing and of course, illustration.
I took a career break to have more children (!) I'm stopping at 4!, and have been working freelance for the last couple of years trying to focus on Children's book illustration, primarily picture books.
I undertook a mentoring scheme with Penguin in 2019 and working with Penguin I was asked to submit illustrations for the Book of Big Dreams- an anniversary book celebrating 80 years of puffin Books. This was published in September 2020 and I am proud to be alongside illustrators such as Sir Quentin Blake, Beatrix Potter, Shirley Hughes to name a few!
I love painting and drawing and I am so grateful this is my job! I love sharing this with others and even offer private tuition (when I can squeeze it in!) as it's lovely to share this knowledge. I have only recently started painting murals and windows another string to my bow... really, I love to paint anything on ANYTHING!