I specailise in character based illustrations for greeting cards and children’s books. I create my illustrations using a variety of materials such as felts and fabrics, buttons and beads, peg dolls, collage, line drawing, paper sculpture and polymer clay. The attention to detail is paramount, and I am constantly finding news ways of adding texture, pattern and interest in the materials I use. My portfolio of work has lead to several awards and recognition within the greeting card industry in the UK and designs are currently licensed onto product for the pre-school market.
Originally from the UK, I studied Art from GCSE level (English qualification), to A level Arts and Crafts, Btec Diploma in Foundation Art and BA Hons Graphic Design/Illustration. I emigrated to Australia in 2012 and continue to work as a freelance illustrator for greeting card companies and publishers. I continue to learn from short courses, workshops and online tuition to keep up to date with current trends and techniques.
My illustrative style is juvenile, mainly due to the success of a range of cards called ‘Marzipan’ that has been in production for the last 15 years, which I need to continually keep updated! It is because of this that I have been able to perfect my craft and delve deeper into the world of polymer clay and all the possibilities this medium has to offer.