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

How to prepare a crab illustration

15 Feb 2024

Recently I was asked by the good folks at Nixon Design to illustrate an article for the latest edition of The Tresco Times, on how to prepare a crab.  I always love illustrating food, and this brief was no exception. Dressing a crab is quite straight forward but as there…

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New Book Cover Reveal & Publishing Date

16 Jan 2024

Woo, very excited to share that I have a new book due for publication on the 28th of March 2024. Foraging: The complete guide for kids and families is written by Dane and Stella De Luca Mulandiee and is perfect for families wanting to get a bit more connected with…

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My top five projects in 2022

21 Dec 2022

2022 is almost over. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind and I’m looking forward to a break over Christmas. But just before I down tools, I’ve decided to look back on my top five projects from the past year. In no particular order:   Wildlings I absolutely adored this…

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London Book Fair Interview

08 Jul 2022

Recently I was interviewed by the folks at London Book Fair. We spoke about my work, practice and just generally about what I like doing. If you're interested and want to read more you can read the full article here.  

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Award winning illustration!

19 May 2022

I've got some great news to share. I found out a while ago that one of my recent projects (Spot the Changes Holiday Campaign for American Century Investments) was shortlisted for an award at the annual FCS Portfolio Awards in New York. I'm delighted to say that the results are in…

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Behind the scenes: Reprofutures

27 Apr 2022

When I work on any illustration project, I always provide rough sketches to the commissioner before I begin any finals. It's an important part of the process, not only allowing me to develop the illustration by working out the best compositions and subjects, but also to make sure I'm approaching…

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Illustrating Wildlings, by Helen Glover & Steve Backshall

25 Apr 2022

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be illustrating the new book by two-time Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover and wildlife and adventure broadcaster Steve Backshall! Wildlings is the “ultimate handbook for raising wilder, happier, muddier, more resilient kids – whatever the weather and wherever you live.” Clocking in at…

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Writing about networking for SCBWI

19 Aug 2021

One of the things I missed doing over the various pandemic related lockdowns was attending in-person creative events. It's always good to meet other creatives and to do a bit of networking. But, it's been a while, and if like me you enjoy a good schmooze, you may feel that…

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Look, I'm on TV (kind of...)

13 Aug 2021

I had an excited whatsapp from my mum the other day as she had spied a copy of my latest nature almanac on an edition of Channel 4s Escape to the Chateau.      I think this may be the first time my illustrations have been on the TV -…

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