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About

As an illustrator & picture book maker, I have worked commercially for the last 19 years within the design and publishing world. My work has a strong narrative aesthetic, I work with my own text as story teller and that of other authors.  As an artist I have expanded my visual repertoire through fine art drawings, paintings & prints. My personal work often incorporates a love of people & place, folk lore and stories local to me.  

My first children's book The Lady Who Lived In A Car (Pavilion Books) was based on a real person and was a story close to my heart.  It was nominated for a Book Trust Early Years Award for Best New Illustrator, I dedicated it to my Mum who died of cancer at the time.  I was also chosen to illustrate a book of Love Poems (Orion) to coincide with the BBC Radio 4 series Love Please. Editorially I have worked for many publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC Radio Times, BBC Gardeners World, The Times, Waitrose Magazine and Marie Claire where I illustrated their fashion page each month. I have also been a Visiting Lecturer in Illustration at The University of Bournemouth. 

I exhibit every August for the Bridport Open Studios, the town where I live with my husband also an illustrator, our two children Howie & Kitty and our two Guinea pigs Arlo Sunshine and James Sparkles. 

 
The Lady Who Lived In A Car 2004

The Lady Who Lived In A Car 2004

From the story of Martha Brown.

From the story of Martha Brown.

Easter Day 

Easter Day 

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