“There is nothing so delightful as drawing”, Van Gogh wrote, and I quite agree. Nothing compares to the soft scratch of the pencil on paper, the dip pen and ink, and the mixing of paints.
I like my pictures to tell a story. In “A Good Day” an ice cream seller is kept busy serving a long queue of customers. The scene is set in the town centre. Everyone seems to be enjoying the sunshine and warm weather and as a result the ice cream seller is having the best day of all. In another picture, the story shows children playing hide and seek amongst the silver birches of Anglesey Abbey. Though my work has an innocent childlike quality it is not just for children. “Kings Parade” and “Trees” are just two examples of well known spots in Cambridge. Both of these were created by layering different parts of the drawing, giving a 3D effect.
I am part way through my MA in Children’s Book Illustration. The process has encouraged me to work in some new and exciting ways. Some of my work is now created with a single colour giving a monochrome look. Among these new pictures is one of two girls “fishing” with a stick while people around them enjoy a pub lunch and watch passing rowers.
I am always looking for new subjects to illustrate. You never know who will provide inspiration and show up in a picture…it could even be you.
I sell my work during Cambridge Open Studios in July, Primavera, various London fairs and through my website. My work includes original watercolours, limited prints, a variety of cards and commissions.
PHONE: 01223 729402