Illustrator’s Statement

As I enjoyed stories so much through their illustrations as a child so I aim to take child readers into the stories. My style is best described as charming although it has some variations. Typically, my illustrations are mixed media: pen and wash, watercolour and coloured pencil, digital with traditionally made elements. I also love to work in collage, gouache and acrylic. My philosophy is to continue with an open approach to media, experimenting with new combinations and techniques. The aim of this approach is to have different options available for commercial work – as well as enjoying it. To improve my work in character development, I am studying expressions, body language and creating characters using body shapes that reflect their personalities.