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 by on the east coast of Scotland with a beardy man, two little boys and 12 chickens. When not at my drawing board I can mostly be found on the wild and windy beach near our home. 

My books have been translated into 7 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)


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.


MA Children's Book Illustration (Cambridge School of Art, ARU)

BA Art History (Manchester University)


2016 The Guardian "Making of..."

2016 Desert Island Books

2020 Northern Highlight interview for CBN

2021 Cornelia Funke's Magical Image Makers