Thoughts, musings and news from my studio. Mainly words, some pictures. 

Featured Illustrator on Words & Pictures

19 Feb 2021

I am really stoked to be this month's 'Featured Illustrator' on Words and Pictures, the SCBWI's blog. You can read the article here. I talk about what got me into illustration, how I like to work and what inspires me.      I've never really had to sit down and…

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2021: Nature Month by Month is published

12 Nov 2020

Hooo boy, book number three has hit the shelves. My latest book, 2021: Nature Month by Month, written by the fabulous Anna Wilson and published by the good folks at Nosy Crow has been released into the wild. To date, I'd say this one is the one I'm proudest of.…

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Four Year Business Anniversary

02 Jul 2020

    Time to blow my own trumpet. Today is my 4-year business anniversary. I've been a freelance illustrator for FOUR years! That's incredible and I can’t quite believe it. In these uncertain times I'm going to take a moment to reflect on the positive things that have happened since…

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A map of South Devon for Discover Britain

23 Jun 2020

  I was asked by Discover Britain magazine to illustrate a map of the South Devon area. Despite living only a couple of hours drive away, this part of the UK is pretty much unknown to me. Apart from a trip to Salcome for a hockey match and possibly visiting…

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Charity T-Shirts for Ivy x Little Village

05 Jun 2020

  I recently teamed up with clothing brand Ivy to create a couple of embroidered t-shirts inspired by the recent lockdown. A percentage of the sales will be donated to the wonderful charity Little Village, a London-based charity that acts like a foodbank, but for toys, clothes & kit for babies and children…

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New Kids' t-shirt designs for Joules Clothing

27 May 2020

  Joules clothing have released some more of the t-shirts I designed for them back in 2018 as part of their SS20 kidswear collection. It’s so great to see the final product and how their artworking team have made the designs come alive. As I used to work for a…

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Colouring in Book for Millican

01 May 2020

I'm writing this in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. It's a bit rubbish if truth be told. Not being allowed outside for any significant length of time is a real kick in the pants. Like most people, I'm trying to find creative ways to occupy my time, so I…

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That time I drew cheese for Prince Charles

21 Feb 2020

    It’s not every day you complete an illustration project that has to be personally approved by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, but that’s exactly what happened when the Specialist Cheesemakers Association got in touch with me. The Association were launching a new award for the Best…

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Shortlisted for 2019 ALCS Educational Writers Award!

15 Nov 2019

    I found out today that 2019: Nature Month by Month has been nominated for the ALCS Educational Writers Award! This is the UK’s only award for educational writing which stimulates and enhances the learning experience.   The judges had some very kind words to say:   "This brilliant and…

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