Hello! I am a freelance illustrator living between Norfolk and the Orkney Islands. As a child growing up on a remote Scottish Island, with the inspiration of the extraordinary natural world, I immersed myself in worlds of art, fantasy, imaginary play and children's books.
After a career of working for an international interior designer, I decided to turn my passion for books and art into a profession. I graduated from the Open University in 2017 with a BA honours in English Language and Literature, giving me a strong understanding of children's literature. In 2017 I began studying the MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.
It fascinates me to unearth and breathe life into inconspicuous narratives and subject matters through my illustrations. I use observational drawing, printmaking and digital media to build images and create environments which interplay between the real and the fantastical. My inspirations come from the natural world, indigenous cultures, history and travel.
I have enjoyed making picturebooks on the MA and hope to continue to develop this as an illustrator and author. Please get in touch to discuss any illustration projects.