Saturday, 18 December 2010

A bit puzzled...

I trekked all the way through the blizzarding snow today (100 metres down the road!) to collect my very own puzzle  - it was very exciting to open it. It’s strange when you see the work as a final printed product!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Back to the eighties

Last weekend I went to a fantastic 80’s themed party. It was hilarious...I have never seen so many legwarmers, pink eyeshadows, big shoulder pads and double-denim looks in one room. Not to mention the numerous quiffed, gelled, back-combed and thickly sprayed hair styles that were sported! I chose to go in attire inspired by Jane Fonda and her workout videos with a hint of the good old classic film ‘Fame’.

So for some reason I thought I’d sketch my outfit, just while I wait for my Mac to sort itself out and start working again...

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Hawaiian Hound...

It’s been a busy few weeks again and the start of some new projects this month. I’ve been working on a number of new greetings card designs for various clients as well as frantically trying to print, cut, glue, paste, and diamante-ify (yes a new word!!) my own cards to send this year. And I’m soon to start some new princess and fairy book illustrations ...time to get out the pink paint!

oh and the quick sketch is just a funny memory of mine...the day we dressed our little Bailey up as a hula-hound. I don't think he was amused! oops.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Puzzle for sale!

Very exciting...the Night and Day puzzle that I illustrated a while back is now for sale in Marks and Spencer. I can’t wait to see the final product in the shops, I’ll have to make a trip to M&S asap!

If you fancy buying one (I have to do my promotional bit here!), or just fancy taking a peek at it, click the link here:

Thursday, 2 December 2010

One clean doggy

Bailey is my battersea-rescue-pup. Well actually he’s not really a pup, more a bit of an old man now (nearing on 100 years old), and one of my favourite times with him is bath time. I can’t say he enjoys the actual bath bit at all, but the best part is after, when he thumps and plods and rolls about the bathroom floor crazily trying to dry himself. It’s a moment full of joy...just a shame about the wet dog stench after!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Featured Artist...

Yay...Advocate, my wonderful agents, have featured me on their blog as part of their ‘Artist Bios’ section.

Click here to see more:


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Busy busy busy...

Apologies for not having ‘blogged’ for a while. I’ve been mega busy finishing off two books for one client, another book for another client, and then straight into working on some new puzzle sample sketches. And now its back to another book...the follow up to ‘Lily’s Lost Spots’... as usual its a caffiene and sugar fuelled day...and off to the jungle I play! (sorry couldn’t resist).

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

C.A.F.F.E.I.N.E required!

Feeling incredibly tired today...think its going to be a green-tea-caffeine-fuelled day! To the colouring we go...

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Get the paints out!

Marcel is still poorly, so Trevor the Terrier is helping me out today. We’re going to colour...!

I’ve been working on lots and lots of roughs for my current book projects with various Clients lately, and its finally time to go ahead with the final illustrations - time to inject some colour! This is the exciting bit. Busy day ahead...


Saturday, 13 November 2010

The lurgies persist...

The lurgies still linger despite my attempts to battle them off!

They’re not helping me creativity at all.

Fingers crossed they get bored soon...Good night.

Lily’s Lost Spots!

Yay! Take a look at the book I have recently illustrated for Caterpillar Books, it’s called ‘Lily’s Lost Spots’. The reader can help Lily look for her lost spots by lifting the giant flaps and he/she will meet lots of spotty animal friends along the way.

Take a look at it on their website :

I’ll update when its available to buy!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Feeling Poorly


Unfortunately I’m struggling today with the nasty winter germs and bugs...they finally got me.

But hopefully a a few large cups of of lemsip, a nice big hot water bottle and my bed will sort it out!

Au revoir!

Sample illustrations to see...


Just to let you all know, Bruno the bear and I have been busy putting together some sample work for you to see. So if you click on my 'Children's Book Illustrations' page or the 'Greetings Card Portfolio' page you can view clippings of my creations.




Hello! So this is my first blog...and I guess just a quick hello from me and my trusty friend Marcel the mouse!

Well, what a year...busy, productive and very very exciting! I'll soon be updating more frequently, but for now thanks for taking a peek...and back to work and my cup of green tea it is for me!