“I’m a contemporary illustrator working within Pattern and Surface Design and the Children’s Picture Book industry. I stylistically experiment with pattern, texture and colour rendering both by hand and through digital software. My process involves experimenting with cut out collage and paper craft techniques and then enhancing these elements through rendering digitally. I’m inspired by the world around me and the creatures in it – I experiment with narrative, interacting with my characters and exploring different people and animals I come across in my everyday life.
My work aims to engage the audience in a playful and light hearted way to make them smile. This creates a contemporary aesthetic which is on the cutting edge of contemporary illustration practice. My current project explores exotic animals and their habitats. I’ve created a collection of textiles products and pattern designs inspired by the pattern, texture and vibrant colours surrounding exotic animals.”