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Gender Female
Industry Arts
Occupation illustrator
Location Manchester, United Kingdom
Introduction Freelance illustrator based in Chorlton, Manchester. I graduated with a first class degree in Illustration from Stockport College in 2009. I illustrate children's books, portraits, decorative maps and local scenes. Clients include Oxford University Press and National Trust. Also exhibit paintings and ceramics in local galleries, and use many ceramic decoration techniques in my illustrations - slip-trailing is my favourite. Previously worked for many interesting years as a landscape architect (drawing plans, maps and sketches for all sorts of public spaces) I have 2 school-age children and am currently developing children's stories alongside my illustrations.
Interests illustration, mythology & stories, trees, Egyptian dance, prehistory, ceramics, my children, garden design, environment & climate change
Favorite Movies Jungle Book, The Matrix, Spirited Away, Wallace & Gromit, Yellow Submarine
Favorite Music Amy MacDonald, Kirsty Mcoll, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Roxy Music, Coldplay, Adele, Amr Diab, Paolo Nutini, Amy Winehouse
Favorite Books Children's picture books: Augustus and His Smile (Catherine Rayner), Mr Pussikins (Sam Lloyd), One Snowy Day (Jack Keats), Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle), Rosie's Walk (Pat Hutchins), Oi Get Off Our Train (John Burningham), Voices in the Park (Antony Browne), Katie Morag books (Mairi Hedderwick). Also books by Shirley Hughes, Roahl Dahl/Quentin Blake, Lauren Child and Beatrice Alemagna. Others: The Hunger Games, His Dark Materials, Harry Potter, Beloved