| New TalentBrief:
I set myself the challenge of creating a picture book for my son's birthday. I wanted to write and illustrate a story for him about having the courage to be yourself. I then decided to send the manuscript and a few of the illustrations to the publisher Windy Hollow Books (Melbourne, Australia). Not So Scary Bear was published in 2018.
The collage illustrations are entirely made by hand. To suit Not So Scary Bear’s forest setting, I chose an autumnal colour palette. I created different textures by rolling acrylic paint on to different types of paper. I then cut, shaped and layered the paper to form bright, bold and playful images.
In 2018 my debut author-illustrator picture book Not So Scary Bear was published by Windy Hollow Books. Not So Quiet Mouse will be published in August 2019. In July 2019 There's a Tiger Out There, which I illustrated and is written by Sophie Masson, will be published by Little Hare Books (Hardie Grant Egmont imprint). I create my illustrations in collage entirely by hand. I paint, cut and layer paper to make bright and playful images.