I was born lots of years ago, which has given me the opportunity to gain lots of experience of life and art; I studied History of Art at Leicester University, Illustration and Graphic Design at St Martin’s School of Art, Professional Studies in Education at UCE, Heritage Management at Birmingham University, and Archaeological Illustration at Swindon College/Bath University. Somehow, in the middle of all this, I have managed to have a career as an illustrator/cartoonist AND fit in a bit of teaching!
I’m one of the few female members of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation in the UK, and am also a paid-up member of the Association of Illustrators.
My clients include the BBC, Methuen, Penguin, Blackie, Transworld Publishing, Mitchell Beazley, Scripture Union, Usborne Books, Egmont Publishing, Peter Bedrick Books and many greetings card companies and magazines.
As an artist, I have exhibited with a wide range of local and national art societies, including The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, the Society of Wildlife Artists, the Society of Botanical Artists, the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and many, many cartoon exhibitions – including the ‘NOT the Royal Academy Summer Show’ at Chris Beetles’ Gallery, St James’s.
In recent years I’ve participated in a range of Wild in Art trails, and relish the challenge of a 3D canvas!