HELLO!
I'm an author and illustrator specialising in children's books, mapping, drawing and lettering.  I've contributed to over 30 books, won several awards and exhibited around the world.  My book illustrations are mainly hand produced using watercolour, collage and graphite and have been used in picture books, anthologies and chapter books.  I also love anything to do with maps and type. Sometimes the two things even come together!  Illustrations, drawings and lettering have been used for business branding and props for TV and film.
I currently work in a studio above a milkshake shop in sunny seaside Brighton in the UK.

Occasionally I make work as a fine artist and information about my maps, paintings and drawings (and current exhibitions) can be found on my fine art website. I am represented by ONCA Gallery in Brighton and Art Republic.

Uncharacteristic extrovert moments have included learning to blacksmith; a brief employment as a forger (legitimately!); employment as a 'hand double' for a BBC costume drama (although I never actually made it to the screen); performing in a theatre show based in London's West End; drinking reindeer blo0d with Sami herders; driving a dog sled above the Arctic circle and sailing as crew 1300 miles across the North Atlantic tracking whales.


Clients Include:
BBC, Spinel Films (for Lionsgate), The Wing, Jumpstart Films, The Great Escape Festival, Barefoot Books, Thames & Hudson, Chronicle Books, WMB Eerdmans, Wisdom Tales, Miles Kelly, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Kingfisher, Scholastic, Lion Hudson, Stil & Stiele, ONCA Gallery

Selected Books:
HARRY POTTER: THE MARAUDER'S MAP GUIDE TO HOGWARTS  by Erinn Pascale (pub. June 2018)
HAND DRAWN MAPS - A GUIDE FOR CREATIVES by Helen Cann
SEASONS OF WONDER by Julia Key

MANGER by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London
FEATHERS FOR PEACOCK by Jacqueline Jules
THE INUK QUARTET (The Shipwreck, The Raiders & The Snowstorm) by Jorn Riel
LITTLE LEAP FORWARD by Guo Yue and Clare Farrow
FIRESIDE STORIES by Caitlin Matthewes
THE BAREFOOT BOOK OF DANCE STORIES by J. Yolen and H. Stemple
WE'RE RIDING ON A CARAVAN by Laurie Krebs
THE LADY OF TEN THOUSAND NAMES by Burleigh Muten
Selected illustration awards:
2016 Award winner (Children's picture books; hardcover fiction) Best Book Awards.  'Feathers for Peacock' (Jacqueline Jules, Wisdom Tales)

2014 Inclusion in the Diverse Voices List - the 50 best culturally diverse children's books in the UK since 1950 - collated by the National Centre for Children's Books - Seven Stories, in conjunction with publisher Frances Lincoln and in association with The Guardian. 'Little Leap Forward' (Guo Yue and Claire Farrow, Barefoot Books)
2012 Fall Selection, Junior Library Guild, 'The Raiders' (Jorn Riel, Barefoot Books)
2010 Gold Medal, Nautilus Book Awards, 'Little Leap Forward'
2009 Fall Selection, Junior Library Guild, 'Little Leap Forward'



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