Happy Valentine's Day

I seem to only post here on holidays and saint's days at the moment, so here's another one! 

I've just finished book two for the new series I'm working on for HarperCollins, which is publishing in June this year. I'm pretty excited about this one as the text is by the incredibly talented Michelle Robinson and they've been so much fun to draw and colour. Can't wait to share them with you all!

Season's Greetings!

It's been a busy few months and I have some lovely new books being published at the start of next year. In the meanwhile let's all drink, eat and be merry! Hope you all have a good 'un.

Happy Halloween!

I'm still busy colouring away on my new book for HarperCollins, which may feature princesses and a fair bit of pink! I can't show anything from it at the moment, so here's a little seasonal offering instead...

A Little Snippet

I've been scribbling away on a very exciting new book with a fabulous publisher that I can't wait to tell you about/show off! Here's a tiny preview to whet your appetite...

Pattern-making Ponies

Some people kick back with a book and a cold drink to relax, I like to make patterns. Here's my latest effort...

Happy Birthday Evie!

My lovely little niece Evie is two this week and I drew this for her birthday card. Incidentally, she's also the person mentioned in the dedication for my book Gold Medal Me!

Gold Medal Me! is Asda's Picture Book of the Month for June!

My book Gold Medal Me!, published by the lovely team at Scholastic, has been chosen as Picture Book of the Month by supermarket giant Asda. It was quite a thrill seeing it up on the in-store billboards I'll tell you! I could make a witty reference to winning gold here, but I shall refrain...

Exciting Times!

Thanks to my awesome agent Mandy I have a spanking new book deal with a lovely publisher that I haven't worked with before, and it has a very talented author at the helm. I can't say any more than that at the moment, so just watch this space!

In the meantime, here's an entirely unrelated illustration I was working on recently...

Woodland Buddies

I'm on a roll with the pattern work at the mo, here's the latest print that I've just added to my Society6 account.

 

I'm now on Society6

I've finally got around to updating my Society6 account so you should be able to order fun stuff with my artwork on it here!

For the Grown-Ups

I'm mostly known for my children's book work and the occasional castle or stately home, but I do also do the odd editorial piece for a more mature audience. Here's a few examples of my recent efforts...

New Print and Pattern Work

It's Bologna Book Fair this week and the Easter break so I'm taking the opportunity to do some experimental and development work. Here are my two favourite pieces so far...

Out for the Count

It's publication day for my latest Barrington Stoke book illustrating for the amazing Anne Fine. I'm going to be honest here, I'm a bit of a fan girl regarding this particular author so it's always a thrill to be working on one of her texts! 

Witchy Work

I'm back working away on my own text again in-between commissioned artwork, moved on to colour today. Here's a snippet...

Spooky Stuff!

All quiet over here as I labour away on storyboarding my own text and developing characters. The words are all done!