As an illustrator, I find inspiration in everyday events. I love to sketch snippets from people’s lives - things that most everyone enjoys, but are special in their own right - like having coffee with a friend, reading in a cosy chair, walking the dog or having a picnic. I have always found it easier to express myself in pictures than in words. Creating a book is like solving a puzzle, with the illustrations allowing for another dimension to the prose.

I live in Cambridge with my two daughters and our dogs, Milligan and Bandit. My inspiration often comes from them, and my other friends and family, who often make appearances in my work.

Loud noises and lots of people were confusing

Loud noises and lots of people were confusing

Notes of Gold

Notes of Gold

Hands would shake 

Hands would shake 

Like magic

Like magic

We could see with others' eyes

We could see with others' eyes

Danced a merry little sound

Danced a merry little sound

No use

No use

I never saw him since he left

I never saw him since he left

Pirate Jim

Pirate Jim

First Date

First Date

Albert in Blackpool

Albert in Blackpool

Albert and the Lion

Albert and the Lion