I write and illustrate children’s picture books which seek to enchant young minds with the wonder of nature and the importance of caring for the people, plants and animals that populate this beautiful planet. My work tackles serious social and environmental issues but I like to weave in little nuggets of nonsense and sprinklings of silliness to create stories and images which are both engaging and challenging. I create my work using hand rendered mixed media techniques.
- The Strawberry Thief - Children's book projectThe Strawberry Thief is a book inspired by the prints and principles of William Morris. It tells the story of the thrush who inspired William Morris’ most famous print, playfully reflecting Morris’ eco-socialist ideals. Each page is inspired by a different wallpaper or textile print. The Strawberry Thief 1. In the little forest there was a great tree. Its branches were high up and safe and its fruits were rich and plentiful, so all the birds lived there. 2. But the peacock king owned the tre
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- Falmouth University, Illustration BA(Hons)BA Illustration at Falmouth University has a long and distinguished history. Always at the heart of the course’s philosophy is the intention of producing graduates that know how to create powerful and successful illustrative solutions. Our graduates understand how to promote and market themselves within a rapidly evolving visual communication industry with many going on to forge successful careers as freelance illustrators, art directors and designers amongst many other potential careers. We enc23