Fun, bright, accessible, fun, entertaining, lively, engaging, and a bit more fun. There's little else to say. Did I mention fun?
The world of the picture story book, where book designers flex their muscles, rules are made and broken and words and pictures gambol playfully across the page.
Waiting behind that dramatic and colourful cover lurks a new and different world, illustrated with precision and control in punchy pen and ink.
I'm an award winning illustrator, living and working in Leicestershire, UK. I enjoy nothing more than illustrating other people's words, my own stories, and providing imagery for licensing. My work is predominantly traditional, pencil, vintage steel pen and ink and watercolour, though I will often incorporate digital methods in my process. Please read my biography, have a look at my work divided neatly into age groups, and get in touch using my contact details below.
Some recent news, updates, work-in-progress and ideas from my children's illustration blog.
Creating the characters for the black and white illustrations of the popular Roald Dahl adventure.
They started out as warmup sketches, but I revisited them during the day.
A little sketch to begin the day.
The annual celebration of traditional inky processes