After graduating from Art college I freelanced for a few years as a prop maker and model maker for the BBC and ITV. Prior to becoming a professional illustrator I worked as a Curator at the Tower of London, where I polished Henry VIII’s Codpieces and lectured about art history (they did not chop off my head). I now only lecture about my job as an illustrator. I also have experience of running children’s art workshops and story time events. I recently completed a City & Guilds Diploma in Education and Training. To check my DBS status, please visit the gov website.
I have worked as a professional illustrator for seventeen years and have had the good fortune to work with a range of clients, including publishers, museums, theatres, retailers, advertising and even a pub (no pint pulling involved!). I have created original illustrations for children’s fiction (both fiction, reference and educational), adult fiction, editorial, theme parks, and even lingerie!
I have quite a lot of experience illustrating reading guides and so am familiar with the tight budgets that educational publishers have. I am therefore open to discussing fees.
As you will find from looking at my portfolios I have a range of styles that are all me, but it means I can work in many different ways, depending on a client’s needs.
I have over the years dipped my toe (so to speak) in the ink pot and scribbled down the odd whimsical riddle and rhyme, and am now writing my own picture books (and of course illustrating them!).
If you cannot find what you are looking for by looking at my portfolios or using the ‘search’ button, please do not hesitate to contact me. I may very well have exactly what you are looking for hidden away in my studio!