I was born in 1982 and grew up in Richmond, Surrey . At the age of 5, I had decided my future career as an illustrator. One of my early memorable pictures was a none too flattering observation of my Dads greenhouse!
In 2004 I graduated from the University of Brighton with a BA Hons in Illustration. Since graduation I have completed designs for companies including Paperchase, as well as exhibiting at events such as the Affordable Arts Fair in Battersea and being featured in The Times.
My work is fashion based often with a 1920's feel, although influences range from food, animals, humour, found images and often just pure fantasy. All my pieces have a handmade aesthetic by using a variety of materials including coloured card, paint and fabric. To maintain a certain ambiguity over the characters identities, I often represents them as silhouettes. I like my work to remain uplifting and although it sounds cheesy I like the idea that my picture has brightened up someone’s day.
Apart from my artwork, my main interests are fashion (mostly restricted to reading Vogue) and music, in particular Brit Pop (Blur, Suede etc but NOT Oasis). I also enjoy films especially anything that’s set in the 1920’s, but that aside I like Sleepy Hollow, for the use of colour and Gothic Fairytale and The Odd Couple mostly for the line “there’s milk standing in that fridge that isn’t even in a bottle”.