I am a freelance illustrator based in Greater London. I have always loved drawing and creating things with my hands. In secondary school I discovered that there is such a career as a professional illustrator, and that was the moment I decided that I wanted to be an illustrator one day.
My works are predominantly hand-painted illustrations using acrylic, gouache and colour pencils, sometimes with collage of painted papers. I then scan in the artwork to add even more textures and do a re-touch. Usually I paint the characters and people separately from the background so they are put together at this stage. I enjoy the process throughout but the painting is my favourite part of illustrating.
I aim to convey colourful, quirky, heart-warming illustrations with a bit of humour to give people a smile on their faces.
My work was shortlisted for Transport for London and Association of Illustrators' joint competition, "Sounds of the City" and was exhibited at London Transport Museum in 2017.
I have studied BA illustration degree at Kingston University and graduated in 2008. Since then I have been commissioned to produce illustrations for editorial, publishing, advertising, packaging design and animation.
I am a member of the Association of Illustrators.