About Me



I was born and brought up in the South West of England.


I spent my Foundation year at Plymouth College of Art and Design, then studied illustration at Brighton College of Art.

During this time I was a finalist in the ‘Macmillans Young Illustrator of the Year’ with my story ‘Sam and the Incredible Custard Catastrophe’.


I went on to exhibit at Centrepoint in London and also to illustrate for A&C Black and Oxford University Press. I also worked for the RYA illustrating the Junior Windsurfing scheme.


Whilst travelling the world sailing and teaching windsurfing I continued to illustrate – articles for Conde Nast Magazine, travel brochures for Sovereign and Sunworld, murals for the UK Sailing Academy and freelance commissions.


Now living back in Devon, I continue to work from my studio on private commissions, running a small greetings card business, designs for websites, pictorial maps, advertising work for Citybus Plymouth, scooping a Herald Business Award.



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