I am an illustrator that specialises in heritage illustration and, more recently, I have started developing my work on illustrations for books and poems.
For the past 16 years I have worked as an Archaeological Illustrator. Combining technical drawing, graphic design and illustration skills and using varied styles and techniques I carry out technical artefact illustrations, the creation of graphics for a range of publication formats and develop detailed archaeological reconstructions. I create these using a mixture of traditional drawing techniques and digital software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
My clients include leading academics and universities, archaeological organisations and museums alongside smaller, bespoke projects and non-archaeological work.
In my illustration work I like creating a detailed pencil drawing as a base before using digital software to add further detail and colour, while keeping the pencil’s texture beneath. This process combines my love of traditional drawing with the versatility of digital techniques.
I enjoy exploring new approaches and overcoming challenges to create my work. I like exploring interactive elements within my illustrations and I have recently started a personal project combining smaller standalone illustrations together to form more detailed, larger works.