“A wonderful interpretation on a classic fairytale. Absolutely gorgeously illustrated throughout. My children love it!”
I remember reading ‘The Giant Jam Sandwich’ as a little girl and deciding that I wanted to “make pictures for books” and “make stories” when I grew up. I am a prolific creator of images which started from when I was old enough to hold a crayon. I have always loved narrative and would often be the storyteller to my siblings. Having a writer for a mother and a grandfather who is a poet, I grew up with a range of interesting stories and words floating around my head.
I lived near Birmingham as a small child then moved near London. After studying Art and English at A-level, I completed an Art Foundation course at University of the Arts London (BSAD). I then did a degree in Visual Communication – specialising in Illustration (BA Hons) at Birmingham City University and I also studied Art at Postgraduate level at Reading University.
I have worked as an Illustrator / Artist for many years and over that time I have produced interesting, vibrant artwork for a wide range of clients from large, global publishing houses to individuals on small independent commissions. Due to my love of narrative, a number of engaging stories have formed and more recently, some have developed into illustrated manuscripts. Of those, ‘Cinderella and her Beautiful Stepsisters’ is now ready and available as a paperback book and ebook.