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!
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. During that time I entered a competition with Penguin Random House and was selected for the ‘Write Now’ Programme as the only illustrator. I carried out a mentorship with Penguin for 12months where I strengthened my portfolio to where it is now!
I have recently worked with companies such as Innocent Smoothies and Chatsworth a heritage stately home brand in the Uk.
I love my job and always look forward to my next project!