I grew up in Surrey and studied illustration and graphics at Redruth Art College in Cornwall. After my degree I began my career as a freelance designer and illustrator, working on natural history and dinosaur books at first. I gradually moved into childrens publishing and worked as managing designer for Usborne Publishing in London for several years, where I designed books for children of all ages - baby books, lift the flap, puzzle and activity books and hundreds of covers, it was loads of fun! Occasionally I had the chance to illustrate in house and soon realised that I wanted to spend more time on illustration so decided to go freelance again.
My illustration style is varied, I like using collage, painting traditionally and working digitally or a combination of these. I love trying out different styles and techniques and will always try to adapt my work to suit the particular project I’m working on. I’ve illustrated for many publishers including Ladybird, Lion Hudson, Hachette, American Girl and Usborne.
I now live in Bournemouth with my husband, two daughters, two cats, and lots of frogs (in the garden pond!) We live only 10 minutes walk from the sea so can often be found on the beach building sandcastles and collecting sea shells especially during the summer holidays.