Hello! I am an illustrator and picture book maker. 

I work mostly by hand using willow charcoal and a putty rubber. 


I live and work on the east coast of Scotland with my young family and an ever expanding brood of chickens. When not at my drawing board I can often be found wandering the wild and windy beaches near our home. 

I was lucky enough to complete an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art (ARU) in 2015 - a course I would highly recommend to any aspiring illustrator/storyteller. My books have since been translated into six languages for publishers including:

Hodder Children's Books (Hachette UK)

Oxford University Press (UK)

Walker Books (UK)

Kaleidoscope (France)

Orecchio Acerbo Editore (Italy)

Peach Tree (USA)

Eerdlings (USA)

Ars Edition (Germany)

Jei Publishing (Korea)

AWARDS

CILIP Greenaway Medal 2018, nominated (A Story Like The Wind)

Award Nati per Leggere 2017, winner (Little One)

CILIP Greenaway Medal 2017, long-listed (Little One)

Klaus Flugge Award 2017, long-listed (Little One)

"Read It Again!" Cambridgeshire Children's Book Award 2017, shortlisted (Little One)

AOI Illustration New Talent Awards 2014, shortlisted.

FEATURES

2016 The Guardian "Making of..."

2016 Desert Island Books

2020 Northern Highlight interview for CBN

2021 Cornelia Funke's Magical Image Makers