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I am a highly versatile and experienced illustrator and graphic artist based on the coast of Suffolk, UK.
I am married with two grown up children, chickens and a studio cat.
I come from a creative family; both my mother and grandmother were highly collected artists and my father a photographer. I was always surrounded by beautiful books as my parents were avid collectors of old children's books. They also ran a highly acclaimed gallery in the late 70's in Norwich, so I grew up in a wonderful creative background of artists, printmakers, potters and sculptors.
Since graduating from Great Yarmouth College of Art in 1990, with an HND in Graphic design, I have built up an eclectic and exciting portfolio designing and illustrating everything from book covers to seed packets, greetings cards and private commissions
In 2007 I was awarded an RHS Silver Gilt Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show for and exhibit that I designed, illustrated and constructed for Thompson & Morgan UK.
I work in a variety of styles and media, from vibrant inks to soft colour pencil. I find inspiration in the Suffolk countryside and shoreline, myths and legends, old testament Bible stories and from both modern and classic children's stories .
In January of 2017 I was a finalist in the Stratford Literary Festival picture book competition for my own story 'The Owl who wanted to sing' some pages of this are viewable under the book section on this website.
I am currently working with a US publisher to illustrate a picture book, due out 2018.
Read my blog or follow current work on my Facebook page.