I’m an artist and illustrator based in a little studio at the top of my home overlooking hills in West Sussex (with usually my cat for company).
I have always loved art since primary school when I was introduced to different pencils and shading. I remember thinking how wonderful it was to create different tones with only one pencil! After embracing art at school I graduated in Graphic Design and Illustration from John Moores University in Liverpool, before starting my career as a Graphic Designer in children’s book publishing. Subsequently I moved on to design and illustration for: ceramics, drink and food packaging and point of sale.
Over the last ten years I’ve worked as a freelancer designing and illustrating books, prints and cards, but I’ve also developed my love for painting. I love spending time painting wildlife! I mainly draw my inspiration from animals; I love painting their faces and portraying their characters. I'm now involving more flowers, houses and landscapes in my work and really excited to see where this takes me.
I frequently take on private commissions to paint portraits of pets and houses. I cherish the process of each one, especially delivering the finished painting to happy customers!
As well as painting commissions I really enjoy the challenge of an illustration brief and recently this has been greeting cards ranges and tea towels.
Please do get in touch if you'd like to discuss an illustration project, commission a painting or purchase my greeting cards. I’ll be back in touch as soon as I can.