I am an artist and illustrator based in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. I was extremely fortunate to grow up in this beautiful part of the world surrounded by various animals including horses, dogs, goats and chickens. As well as becoming my best friends, my animals were a constant source of entertainment and inspiration which continues to influence my work to this day.
After studying an Art Foundation course in York I went on to complete a BA (Hons) in Textiles and Surface Design at Cleveland College of Art & Design (University of Teesside). After graduating in 2005 I initially worked as a wallpaper and furnishing fabric print designer alongside designing greetings cards for various leading high street retailers. I have also spent many years working in retail management and interior design.
I now split my studio time between bespoke commissions and wildlife illustration, which I sell through my Etsy shop. I am always happy to receive enquiries for personalised commissions, please feel free to contact me with any requests.