Growing up in an artistic family, I discovered a love for art and storytelling from an early age. I completed my BA in Illustration at Kent Institute of Art and Design going on to work in the Children’s Book publishing industry and later the charity sector supporting young people with disabilities. I work as a freelance illustrator, writer and voice over artist, and have created advertising campaign content for clients such as Premier Inn and Littlewoods. In 2014 my work won Art on the Bridge by public vote, run by Tower Bridge and Southwark Arts Forum.
My love of storytelling, my experiences of volunteering with disabled children and publishing inspired me to embark on the MA course in Children’s Book Illustration. Since then I have approached galleries and institutions in London to create accessible illustration workshops for children with disabilities and in 2016 I was an award winner of the Creative Conscience award for my work with House of Illustration run by Unilever. In the same year I was awarded a scholarship with Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
My works are inspired by my love of nature, animals and observing the world around me through my drawings. I enjoy creating scenes that are emotive, invoking memories and familiarity. I try to capture the small details that surround our lives and I am passionate about the use of colour to create rich, detailed work that draws the reader into the storyline. I enjoy weaving humour into my narratives, and allowing playfulness and pattern in my drawings using both traditional and digital techniques.