After breaking my hip and shattering my femur illustration and general scribble came as a much needed and less dangerous change of hobby from volleyball. At the time I was devastated that I couldn’t continue with the sport I loved so much, but now I spend my time in a much warmer, more serene and quieter place, also known as my creative corner, I have no regrets and have not looked back since.
There’s nothing like a bit of creative freedom to make me smile, and these ranges are where my creative moments have led me. Most of my illustrations can be bought through my Etsy shop, but here are my complete collections so if there are any that you want to own and can’t find in my shops then please just send me a message through the contact form or e-mail me.
This is my first, and signature range, inspired by my day job, and the familiar figures often added into sketches by architects and interior designers. I think the simplicity of this range lends itself to almost any situation and age range and is perfect to cheer up many walls, homes or work spaces.
The idea behind these ‘blob men’ (as my husband calls them) is that no matter who you are, where you are, or when you are there, it takes the smallest of things to create a smile. It doesn’t matter who these characters are, the simplicity and overall scene will hopefully provoke some laughter. So please spread the word and a little bit of happiness to brighten someone’s day.
Original hand sketch, digitally scanned and coloured. Printed on matt archival paper, and set in a standard size 12” x 10” / 305mm x 255mm mount. All prints are signed. Also available in framed, please message me for options.
This range is a progression from my Anonymity range with the idea that it doesn’t matter who you are, a scene can evoke memories and thoughts all of it’s own. My love of Yorkshire has allowed me to illustrate some of my favourite local landmarks in this style.
Original hand sketch, digitally scanned and coloured. Printed on matt archival paper, and set in a standard size 12” x 10” / 305mm x 255mm mount. All prints are signed. I also do commissions, as everyone has a favourite space or place, and I have done wedding venues for perfect presents or memories, so please get in touch.
All designs are printed using my handmade Gocco screens, a rare Japanese technique, which allows my detailed linework to be brought to life when I screenprint them. Some prints also incorporate a stencil screenprint to add block colour. Gocco is a Japanese technique developed in 1977 by Noboru Hayama and was oftem used by families to create New Years cards with their children due to the small size of the machine which exposes carbon based designs with 2 flash bulbs onto a fine mesh. In 2008 Riso shipped their last supplies and gocco was discontinued, making each piece unique and part of a dying art.
All prints are limited editions with small print runs of each design/colourway. Printed on 130gsm cartridge paper, and set in a standard size 10″ x 8″ / 255mm x 205mm mount. All prints are signed, numbered and dated.
Molly is the first character to make it to life in this range, and evolved after entering a competition to illustrate a children’s book. She is a cheeky little girl and her bright red hair grabs everyone’s attention. Not short of confidence you will find Molly making the most of life, having fun and just doing things that all children do. You can’t help but smile at Molly and friends, particularly her little brother Charlie.
Original hand sketch, digitally scanned and coloured. Printed on photopaper paper, and set in a standard size 12” x 10” / 305mm x 255mm mount. All prints are signed.
This is my latest range of illustrations to make it off the drawing board/laptop. My pink doughnut started life as one of my #100dayproject illustrations and had such good feedback that I decided to make a new range based on it. The name of the range came from my husband, and I think it is quite fitting as it’s the Pop Art style combined with some local Yorkshire dialect. Watch this space as there will be more to come…
These designs have yet to materialise into real life pieces but I’m hoping to print some on canvas as well as cards and will
This range of illustrations emerged after Nelson the elephant was a happy accident in my new sketchbook that led me to my craze for drawing cute animals with my biro. You can’t help but look at these creatures and smile, each one is named and has a personality of their own which inspires the marks I make to bring them to life, and hopefully my whimsical creativity can make you smile too.
Original hand sketch, digitally scanned. Printed on matt archival paper, and set in a standard size 12” x 10” / 305mm x 255mm mount. All prints are signed. For some of my illustrations the originals are available to buy, please send me a message if you are interested. Alternatively I do commissions, often of beloved pets, and am just a message away.
This is range of illustrations came to life after I had been drawing animals, which was a new challenge and not one I’d really attempted before, so I decided I would sit in a cafe and challenge myself further, so with my pen and sketchbook for company I just let my mind wonder and drew Haworth, where I grew up and then I got addicted as orders came in for other local landmarks, spaces and places. Each print has a splash of colour within it, which is the signature of this range.
Original hand sketch, digitally scanned. Printed on matt archival paper, and set in a standard size 12” x 10” / 305mm x 255mm mount. All prints are signed. For some of my illustrations the originals are available to buy, please send me a message if you are interested. Alternatively I do commissions, as everyone has a favourite space of place, so please get in touch.
Sketchbook Projects – Global Tours
I’m always looking for new challenges, and these were some of the biggest ones yet! I love my day job as an interior designer, but still dream of getting into children’s illustration so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get my work into the world and hopefully increase views and opportunities! I have been doing the Sketchbook Projects since 2011 but took a break in 2014 to have my son, although I am about to sign up for the 2016 tour.
‘The Sketchbook Project is like a concert tour, but with sketchbooks… Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at galleries and museums as they make their way on tour across the country. After the tour, all sketchbooks will enter into the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, where they will be barcoded and available for the public to view.’ – Sketchbook Project website
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