I graduated with a B.A.Hons Degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from Norwich School of Art in 1989. Since then I have worked as a Freelance Illustrator for a wide range of publishers and designers including BBC Gardeners World Magazine, The Met Office, British Gas, Sainsburys, Fortnum and Masons, Barefoot Books, Oxford University Press, Scholastic, Lion Publishing, Dorset County Council, The Jurassic Coast and Centerparcs.
I also create mural works in private and public spaces, examples of which can be found in the Projects and Events section here.
My work combines narrative and figurative elements, painted textures, drawing, printmaking and surface pattern design, often incorporating my own words and stories. Favourite themes are of the sea and its creatures, both mythical and real, along with its symbols, stories and characters. I also love working on personal narratives, folk tales, children's books, landscapes, architecture, birds and nature.
I have experience in visiting schools as an artist and in running art workshops and projects in different venues.
I have a son, born in 2005 who also keeps me busy!
Above all, I am still as in love with all things illustration as I was when I decided that's what I wanted to be when I was about 15 (after first toying with being an fine artist or Ladies Wimbledon Tennis Champion).