Following on from my covers for Sophie Kinsella’s standalone novels, I was delighted to be commissioned again by Penguin to create artwork for the reissue of her hugely popular Shopaholic series . Including the next instalment of the Becky Bloomwood story Christmas Shopaholic which is published on the 17th October and comes in a special edition with candy cane sprayed edges! As always, it was brilliant to work with Richard Ogle at Penguin on the series.
A bit of personal work inspired by Derek Jarman’s cottage and garden in Dungeness, Kent. It looks like such a beautiful and interesting landscape, hope I can go and visit someday.
A personal piece - a cover for August is a Wicked Month by Edna O’Brien. It’s set over a few weeks of summer in the French Riviera.
My cover for the summer edition of the Fabian Review, the magazine of the Fabian society. This issue focuses on The Green New Deal.
Two images for US supermarket Hannaford Fresh’s magazine. The main illustration was to accompany a piece about the author’s memories of various Lobster dinners.
Three covers and lettering commissioned by Pocket Mountains for their series of pocket-sized Scottish city walking guides. It was really nice to do something a bit different and focus on architectural landmarks for these, I drew inspiration from vintage travel posters.
A few more spreads from Being a Ladybird, the picture book I worked on with Wayland books, written by Annabelle Lynch. The third in the Being a Minibeast series follows the life cycle of a Ladybird through the seasons.
The follow up to Being a Bee and Being a Butterfly, this is my artwork for the first spread of Being a Ladybird for Wayland books.
Another personal piece. I’d love to work on some more wildlife illustrations, I’m at my happiest in nature! Using a little more texture than usual in this one.
I enjoyed getting back into some pattern making recently, these were inspired by marsh plants.
I loved working on a poster for Bristol’s Tobacco Factory. They wanted a lively scene showing all the different aspects of the venue to celebrate their 25th anniversary in May.
A big change for me this year has been starting to use an iPad to create work. Here are some of my personal pieces created in Procreate.
I made my first ever gif! Can’t wait to add some movement to more of my artwork.
Thought I’d try my hand at some character studies. Pretty pleased with how these foxes came out!
To start off 2019, here’s some work I did last year for a financial services client, and can finally share! I enjoyed the restriction of using a limited colour palette that the client provided.
Some pages from the Being a Butterfly book which arrived this week!
I can finally share some spreads from my second picture book, Being a Butterfly! The follow up to Being a Bee, this is the second in a series of four about different mini beasts. This book follows the life cycle of a Holly Blue butterfly. Published by Wayland, it's available now!