I'm an illustrator / author / printmaker originally from Yorkshire now living and working in Cambridge, UK. I studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and then the MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, and the combination of stories and images is what I love best!
My first book, Child of St Kilda, was published in February 2019 by Child's Play UK. It follows the life of Norman John Gillies, one of the last children ever to live on St Kilda, and is illustrated entirely using hand mono printing techniques and minimal digital edits. The book has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2020, and illustrations from the book were selected for the Bologna Illustrator's Exhibition, the Bratislava Illustration Biennial, and the AOI World Illustration Awards.
As well as working on children's books I sell prints and take commissions for large scale 3D work and bespoke artwork. I love the outdoors, walking and being by the sea. I live in a tiny thatched cottage outside Cambridge with my partner and our little boy.
MA Children's Book Illustration, Cambridge School of Art, 2017
MA English Literature and German, The University of Edinburgh, 2012
The Kate Greenaway Award 2020: Shortlisted for Child of St Kilda.
UKLA Book Awards: Shortlisted in 'Information Category' for Child of St Kilda.
Selected: World Illustration Awards, London 2019
Selected: Bratislava Illustration Biennial, Bratislava 2019
Selected: Bologna Illustrator's Exhibition, Bologna April 2018
MA Graduation Exhibition, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, February 2017
MA Graduation Exhibition, Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London, February 2017
'Child of St Kilda' - Child's Play International, November 2018. Author / illustrator
Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal, Gromit Unleashed 2. 'Wallace in Wonderland' sculpture, 2018
Illustrations for 'Holiday Hunger' PhD project with the Cabot Institute, 2018
Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal, Shaun in the City. 'Rex' sculpture, 2015
Picture Book Das Wolkenmaedchen, by Friedrich Glasl, Concadora Verlag, 2015
Album Artwork for The Muldrew, Sleep Through the Storm, 2015
Projektwerk Stuttgart, children's art workshops (painting and felting), Stuttgart 2014
Theatre Set Painting, Buhnenservice Berlin, 2014
Bologna Illustrator's Exhibition Catalogue, 2018
Women Who Draw: An open directory of female* professional illustrators 2018
Cambridge School of Art Bologna website 2017