a little bit about me

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It was the loss of my father that made me pick up the brushes again and I turned to art as a bit of an escape. It unlocked a fire in me like never before and I couldn't put the brush down. I started to share my work online and naturally fell into the wonderful world of illustrating. Things snowballed and I was in a position to leave the corporate world and become a full time illustrator.

Over the years I have worked with clients across the globe bringing many books and characters to life and received several illustration awards. I have met some wonderful people and it has been an absolute joy to be a part of their creative journey.

After illustrating for many years and self publishing books for myself and others, I decided to open up my services as a children's book publisher. I now offer a complete package of illustrating, book design and publishing.

I am a huge colourist at heart and my aim is to put a smile on peoples faces and create work that evokes a cheery and uplifting mood. My biggest joy? Seeing  my clients reaction when I bring their characters and books to life.

Hi there. I am a children's book illustrator and publisher based in the small seaside resort of Bognor Regis in the South of England.

 

Before my illustrating career I spent the first 11 years of my life growing up in Zambia which was the best childhood ever! Even as a child I would illustrate and write my own stories and would  often spend hours copying my favourite cartoons.

My love of art expanded by going to art college and later into an artistic career in the printing industry for several years as a graphic designer which has proved invaluable to the work I do now.

 

When the travel bug bit, I backpacked around Australia with my hubby to be. While there, I worked as an aboriginal artist, and carried this style with me when I returned to my painting in the UK.

As time marched on, my family grew to include two amazing children, and all of my dedication was given to raising them. My creativity was put on hold for nearly a decade, it was a time of family first.