Hi There I've been working as an illustrator for 20 years so you are in safe hands if you commission me. I work in a number of styles but I'm best known for my mid century, retro styled illustration. I have a huge collection of vintage art books which I'm always flicking through for inspiration.
I’ve worked for various magazines, book publishers and for a number of design teams. My work has appeared on cards for Hallmark and it’s been animated by Capital One. It’s even appeared on cushions and curtains. So feel free to ask me about any of your projects.
After gaining my photography degree (http://aub.ac.uk/), I worked as a Picture Editor for Country Life Magazine and for The Times Supplements. I still work as a Freelance Picture Editor from time to time, most recently for The Times Literary Supplement.
I live in the depths of Cheshire, on top of a hill in the woods, with a short haired cat and a long haired man! I’m a keen hiker. I love wild camping. I’m partial to a spot of yoga, running and reading but not all at the same time! I’ve got a magpie mind – I enjoy mentally collecting visual input!
I’m represented by Advocate art.
Feel free to contact them (or me) if you would like to work with me.
tel: +44 (0)20 8879 1166
Influences // My work is created digitally using Photoshop and Illustrator mostly and it's greatly influenced by mid century illustrators like Mary Blair, Charlie Harper and M.Sasek. You can see my newest and my archived work in the news section. Copyright // Please ask my permission if you would like to use any of the work from my site.
Little girl and tiger
Watching The Box
Letter to Santa
Back To School
Granny & Grandad
My News //This is the space that I save for my most recent work. If you are interested in what I've been getting up to lately - have a look here and see. There are also lots of older, archived drawings here (in various styles). Use the category tabs below to filter the files if you want to see specific images. Copyright // Please ask my permission if you would like to use any of the work shown on my site.
I’ve been gathering retro robot info lately. I’ve had a commission to draw wind up robots roaming around. Unfortunately for me, I’d been working through the night and managed to misread my brief so I have two lots of pictures. Wandering robots and a row of static metal chaps (oops)!
Some little vintagey robots, actually, these were only the roughs, I have to draw some walking about with keys in them (wind up chappies) but I just wanted to have a robot tinker with my digi’ pen first. I’m often asked what I draw with and it’s all digital (wacom tablet, wacom pen and an ‘inkling’ also by wacom. I’d actually like to have a fiddle with paint (ahh, I remember paint) – but I’ve not had the time lately.
As if by magic, I conjured this little chap up. I’ve drawn him with line – by that I mean he has an outline which not all of my drawings have. It’s actually much faster for me to draw using an outline and fill than it is without line. If you don’t use line, you have to really make sure your colours contrast well against each other and you need to use plenty of shading. You can be quite flat with your colour when you use a bit of line.