I studied illustration at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology. Within two weeks of graduating I had my first two children’s books accepted. I have books published with Walker Books, Harper Collins and Blackie.
Since then I have worked exclusively as a professional illustrator and artist. I have many different clients including The Royal Collection, The Mary Rose Trust, The National Trust and Marks and Spencer. I have created diverse illustrations for pop up books, cards, gift wrap, jigsaws, cross stitch kits and many other products.
I have worked for 'Phoenix Trading/Falmingo Paperie' consistently since 1999, creating well over 400 different products for their range of cards, posters, gift wrap and illustrated products. Many of my designs have been top sellers, including my 'Blue Butterfly' card. At the time of first publication this card was the fastest selling greeting card in the country. I am proud to have such a long standing relationship with one company.
My well known ‘Cut Thru’ illustrations reflect my love of detailed work. Many of these designs have been transformed into cross stitch and I value my long standing connection with 'Bothy Threads'.
I see the world around me as inspiration for an imaginative world of my own creation. I like working on designs that involve research and facts.
I mainly work with a dip pen and ink and watercolour.
I work from home, in a house surrounded by the beautiful Sussex Downs, with my husband and our cat Spinach.
With an extensive collection of illustration work suitable for licensing I am always happy to discuss projects. Please contact me for the password to my client page for images to license.
If you have a commission in mind work I would be delighted to hear from you. I am happy to accept private commission and have worked on wedding invites and stationary, business logos, personalised maps and cut thrus of specific buildings. Please get in touch via the contact page.
PS I 'hide' snails in many of my illustrations as a form of 'signature'. Do look out for them!