I was born in London, although me and my family moved when I was quite small and I grew up in Hereford (that’s next to Wales, not Hertford!). I then moved back years later to London after university, where I worked in fashion, colour and trend forecasting, which sharply reminded me that from the age of 10 I knew I wanted to illustrate books when I grew up, so I had to remedy this! The solution was a masters illustration degree at Kingston University, where I graduated at the end of 2012 and I have been freelancing ever since. I live in Wimbledon with my fiance and two cats, Samson (very fluffy and handsome) and Lucifer, (not fluffy and very mischievous). I work from home creating illustrations, character designs and story ideas. When I'm not illustrating, or doodling in my sketchbook, I can be found gardening at home or on the allotment, drinking gallons of earl grey tea, pub quizzing (history round is my forte), watching period dramas, or geeking out over Batman and the like!
1. Fish & Chips or Sushi?
SUSHI! Sushi is one of my all time favourite foods! I live near a cracking sushi restaurant and I do worry about if we ever move away that we’ll be out of the delivery catchment zone!
2. Dracula or Frankenstein?
Dracula. He’s much more dapperly dressed.
3. Morning or Evening?
Hmm, I think I’m leaning more to evening as there’s more often that not something much more fun going on in the evening! Like pub quizzes, or there’s a period drama on the tele, it’s tea time, going out with friends for a tipple or going to a gig, or the cinema!
But then the morning is ace as it’s breakfast and the first cup of tea of the day time, it’s the best time to get over on the allotment, especially in winter...but nope, going to stick with evening!
4. Party Animal or Party Pooper?
Very much party animal. I never want to miss out on having fun with my chums, I never learn and I’m usually the last to go home and feel the after effects the next day!
5. Pencils or Paint?
Pencils. A 6B Faber Castell 9000 in particular please! I usually start all my roughs and sketches in pencil in my sketchbook and then transfer into photoshop. I’m rubbish at actual, proper painting, but very much like the digital kind as you can make all the mistakes and correct them!