I was born and bred in Cornwall but moved away to Portsmouth, Bristol & Bath for 13 years and came back in 2005. I now live and work in the county as a fulltime illustrator - artist. I have been taking commissions for my paintings and drawings since I was a teenager. It was only in 1997 that I was commissioned by Hallmark Cards UK, that I started to work as a professional artist.
My career went from strength to strength, and after working for various UK & US card companies, I got my first brief for a children's book with Readers Digest in 1999. I continued to get more work with different publishers and continue to illustrate children's books today. My work is published worldwide and my books can be found in about 23 different languages. I have lost count of how many books I have illustrated but it's about 50?, of which a few have been best sellers. My work is fairly varied and my folio includes artwork for cd covers and animations for video clips for bands. I am constantly working on my own story book ideas, both writing and illustrating. I continue to lecture, mentor and run workshops in Newlyn, St Agnes and at Plymouth College of Art. I have exhibited my work in galleries in Bath, Bristol and Cornwall since the early 90's and since graduating with an MA in Illustration-Authorial Practice in 2011, I have been exhibiting more fine art work in Cornwall, including galleries in St Ives, Newlyn, Falmouth and Truro. You can see more of my fine art, authorial work on my other website.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need a quote for work.