Hello, I am an illustrator and picture book maker.
I work by hand, mostly using willow charcoal and a putty rubber. But I sometimes use watercolour, ink and pencil too.
My books have been translated into 7 languages for publishers such as:
Hodder Children's Books (UK)
Oxford University Press (UK)
Orecchio Acerbo Editore (Italy)
Peach Tree (USA)
I live and work by a windy beach on the east coast of Scotland with a beardy man, two little boys, 5 hens and a cockerel. When I'm not drawing I love to walk in the wild. Like many an artist before me, the natural world is a treasured source of creativity.
Nominated - CILIP Greenaway Medal 2018 (A Story Like The Wind)
Winner - Award Nati per Leggere 2017 (Little One)
Long-listed - CILIP Greenaway Medal 2017 (Little One)
Long-listed - Klaus Flugge Award 2017 (Little One)
Short-listed - "Read It Again!" Cambridgeshire Children's Book Award 2017 (Little One)
Short-listed - AOI Illustration New Talent Awards 2014
MA Children's Book Illustration (Cambridge School of Art, ARU)
BA Art History (Manchester University)
The Guardian - The making of Little One
Playing by the Book - My desert island books