Hello! I'm an illustrator artist and muralist. I make colourful, nature-inspired designs from my studio in The Archives Tottenham, London.
I create colourful, inclusive images for all.
The core values of my work are vibrancy, integrity and connection. I make uplifting art for everyday settings and I am passionate about making public art because of the power it has to improve our sense of well-being and our connection to our environment and communities.
My work is vibrant, inclusive and often includes plants and people with a touch of the fantastical. Living in a highly diverse neighbourhood and having a passion for nature and environmental issues, my work often reflects one or both of these themes. I generate ideas from observational drawing, playing with shape and colour and giving careful consideration to the stories or ideas being communicated.
I am also highly experienced in arts education and I bring this knowledge to community engagement workshops where and when appropriate. My current teaching practice is as module leader for Contextulatising Contemporary Practice on the BA in Illustration at the University of Hertfordshire where explore the themes of the climate crisis, decolonisation of the arts and technology in relation to contemporary illustration.
My debut author/illustrator picture book - King Leonard's Teddy is available in 5 languages, was shortlisted for the Little Rebels Award 2020, the Cogan Biodiversity Award 2020 and the Teach Early Years Awards 2019. It was also included in the United Nations' sustainable development goals book list.
My iconic and inclusive London scenes have been shortlisted for the Association of Illustrators World Illustration Awards and Prize for Illustration.
With Arts Council funding, I've helped local organisations tell the stories of their products, services and causes using animated illustration.
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Get in touch to commission me to bring your next project to life with my vibrant patterns and textures.
I would recommend your services as you are very professional, flexible, reliable and able to accommodate changes fairly quickly. You were very responsive and efficient. And of course you're a really good illustrator!
Sam - Made by Tottenham
Great message, beautiful lino-cut style artwork and the main character is just loveable!
Annie Kubler - Art Director of Child’s Play International
Thank you, this is absolutely brilliant. Love it.
Kirstie Beaven - Editor of Sonshine Magazine