ABOUT

As a child, I had the freedom to explore on a farm and in countryside in which I could play, get muddy and expand my imagination. Years later, my illustration work revisits this idyllic world with a sense of fun, playfulness, whimsicallity and nostalgia. Commercially, I am more tied to a variety of design and illustration styles that fit the appropriate demands of sales managers and clients.

Left to my own devices I can enter a world of caricatures, cartoons and quirky animals where I am equally at home sketching in cafes as beneath windswept trees on lonely hills. I love sketching on an iPad or with a trusty fountain pen on a favourite sketchpad.

Media
Indesign : Illustrator : Photoshop : iPad (Procreate app) : pen and ink : watercolor : acrylic inks and occasionally a little paint

Illustration Themes
Gardening : farming : wildlife : countryside : equine : nature : cartoons : whimsical : cute : caricature : vintage machinery : Urban Sketching

Commercial Design
Greetings cards : gift bags : wrap : stationery : partyware: calendars : activity sets : catalogues : newsletters : fliers : leaflets and lots more...

Clients / Day job / Commissions

IG Design Group (Anker International / International Greetings)
(includes work for Primark, Poundland, Matalan, Boots etc.)
National Trust
99p Stores
Piccadilly Greetings
Urban Saints
Chiltern and Thames Rider Magazine
Absolute Horse Magazine
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Riding for Disabled Association
St Albans County Council
St Albans Museum
... and numerous private commissions

Exhibitions

2 solo exhibitions in St Albans
St Albans Art Society Equestrian Prize
Entries in other exhibitions

Training

Self-taught designer and illustrator
Environmental Studies Degree
Various Business Management courses
Permaculture (Introductory Course)