I studied Fashion Graphics at Southampton Solent Uni, which is where I began drawing in my fairy style. It began as my final major project, and when I discovered there was a market for this sort of thing, I happily ran with it! I get my inspiration from woodland walks, natural forms – such as toadstools, tree stumps, fungus, natural stone, small natural spaces and hidey-holes. It’s so helpful when people send me pictures of beautiful things they’ve found out-and-about that I can use for inspiration, too.
I also started creating pet and family portraits in my spare time too, which have proven to be quite popular. It’s always such a pleasure being able to make something beautiful for somebody and getting to see their face when they receive it.
Alongside these styles of artwork, I also take on larger commissions of brand building and logo design for those who approach me with requests. To date, I have helped put together an independent children’s farm clothing company, fishing clothing company, restaurant menus and logos, nail artist logos, along with artwork for packaging and advertisements. The beauty of illustration is that it can take you anywhere.