I graduated from Manchester College of Art and Design with a BA in Three-Dimensional Design, specializing in ceramic tableware followed by a year's post-graduate studies before working for many years in publishing and television
My route back to making art was via book illustration, and I have been commissioned by a wide range of publishers including Walker Books, Transworld, Frances Lincoln and Oxford University Press. To date I have illustrated over twenty books for both children and adults.
Watercolour is my preferred medium for my paintings and illustrations and I often combine this with pen and ink or pencil.
All my prints are unique and hand-made, usually in small limited editions of no more than thirty. I use the relief print as my method of working, using either lino or wood from which to cut the image but often combining the print with paint and collage. The paper I use for my prints is either heavy quality specilaist art paper or fine Japanese papers.
Much of the subject matter for my work, particularly my prints, derives from images and
stories of animals and birds,often with a stylized treatment much influenced by ethnic art.
I show my work at galleries around the UK and in Europe, and I have also exhibit at the annual London
Affordable Art Fair for the last eight years, the Brighton Art Fair, and with the Association of Illustrators
at the Mall Galleries in London.
I am a member of the Association of Illustrators and I make my prints at the
wonderful Ink Spot Press in Brighton and at Oxford Printmakers.
Here are some of the places where I have shown my work
Association of Illustrators IMAGES exhibitions, Mall Galleries London
PrintSpace South Bank London
Pelham House Gallery Isle of Wight
Leeds Art Craft and Design Gallery
Stella Campion Gallery Oxford
West Oxford Arts Gallery Bampton Oxfordshire
New Brewery Arts Centre Cirencester
Said Business School Oxford
Radley College Oxfordshire
Coast - Camden London
Affordable Art Fair 2004 - 2012
Sanders Prints Oxford
Cornerstone Art Centre Didcot
Customs House Gallery, Porth Leven Cornwall
Arundel Castle Sussex
Pashley Manor Sussex
American Womens' Club, Bruxelles
Brighton Artists' Open Houses 2009, 2010
Oxfordshire Artweeks 1996 - 2012
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
Jelly Legged Chicken Gallery Reading
Magpie and the Mirror Gallery Clifton Bristol