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 NEW!

Storytime in Bulrush Bower

A Cosy scene of animals at storytime! I painted this illustration in gouache. Please click on image for a larger view. 

 

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Adeline and Jimmy 

 A new illustration for Valentine's Day.

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Etsy Shop! 

My Etsy shop has lots of giclee prints printed on Hahnemuhle Photorag 308gsm fine art paper, embroideries, greeting cards, objet d'art and more. Each item is lovingly packaged with my own hand printed wrapping paper and hand illustrated gift tag!

Please click here to see more!  

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Pretty Florals 

        

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 Christmas Card Designs

Inspired by the original illustrated greeting cards of the Victorian era, here are some Christmas card designs which were sold as original watercolours in my Etsy shop. 

        

         

         

         

          

     

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 Tulicorns and Mushrooms!

Here is something a little different! I have used lots of bright colours on a dark background. Mushrooms are in the meadow and unicorns in the tulips!

  

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 The Song Catcher

 An illustration painted in acrylic on a vintage wooden plaque. A giclee print is available of this artwork in my Etsy shop. 

 

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Solice

Here are some illustrations on the theme of 'Solice' and 'Ethereal'. Lots of muted, soft tones with relaxed subjects such as butterflies and cats! All of these illustrations are available to purchase as giclee prints which are printed on Hahnemuhle photorag 308gsm fine art paper, using Epsom Ultrachrome HDR inks in my Etsy shop here!

        

   

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 Spring Cards

 Below are a selection of greeting cards for spring.

 

        

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The Cats-Am Band!

Here is Theo, Vincent and Agnes. They are playing in a band which I have named The Cats-Am Band! Theo is on lead guitar, Vincent on the drums and Agnes is playing the saxophone. 

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At the Cat Cafe!

 

Here is an illustration entitled 'A Spot of Lunch' which I painted in gouache. It was inspired from my visits to the 'Catisfaction' cat cafe in Hull.

Here these two kitties are having a spot of lunch of tuna broth and a selection of treats such as beef brownies, chicken cup cakes and fish fondants. 

Here in this illustration entitled 'Tea, Cake and a Good Book' Coco is enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of cake while reading a cats' favourite book, 'Birds of the World'.

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   I Love my Mummy

Hello! I have recently been very busy working on a new picture book for TopThat! publishers. The book is entitled 'I Love my Mummy'. All the artwork was painted in acrylic with small areas of collage on some pages. 

Please take a look at them in more detail below!

 

        

        

    


Portfolio Pieces 

Hi there! Here are lots of new pieces of work which I have been working on. Many of them are greeting card designs and self promotional pieces which were shown at various licensing shows by my agents at The Bright Agency. 


         

    

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Commission for a Friend 

A commission I worked on for a friend's new baby girl.

 

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Below are some Christmas card designs

         

Below are some Halloween card designs 

      

Below are various designs for 'Thinking of You', Get Well Soon', 'New Home', 'Fathers Day', and 'Easter'

        

And here are some designs for greeting cards which could be used for any occasion!

        

      

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 Sandy the Donkey 

I have illustrated a small range of illustrations on the story of a little donkey named 'Sandy' and her friend 'Petal' and their adventures at the seaside. I thought it would be a lovely idea to have the donkey enjoying time at the seaside by doing leisurely activities such as paddling and enjoying a little tea break by the sea!

 

      

 

 Here are some small illustrations on 'The Petal Mice'. Another range which I thought would be nice to illustrate.

 

  

 And below are more new designs! 

        

        

       

  


The Little Mermaid 

Here is a children's book which I worked on for Miles Kelly Publishers entitled 'The Little Mermaid'. The book will feature as part of their 'Princess Time' Square picture books. If you would like to purchase a copy, you can do so here! :)

It was lovely illustrating all of the sea creatures and beautiful corals under the sea. Please click on the thumbnails to have a closer look.

 

       

       

        

 

Classic Tales Princess Treasury 

Below are two interior illustrations which I recently illustrated for Miles Kelly publishers. They are to be published in the book 'Classic Tales Princess Treasury'.

These are form the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale 'The Frog Prince'. I also illustrated five backgrounds for text and five 'ribbon' borders which you can see in more detail on my blog!

 

 


Grimm's Fairy Tales 

Here are a new collection of book covers which I illustrated for Miles Kelly publishers on eight stories by The Brothers Grimm. 

The covers which I illustrated were: Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, The Frog Prince, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. All are beautifully embossed with glitter! If you wish to purchase these, they are available to buy separately or can be purchased in The Brothers Grimm Collection Bag. Please click here if you would like to purchase. Thank you.

 

       

     

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Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales

I also illustrated three book covers for Miles Kelly on Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales! I illustrated The Little Mermaid, The Brave Tin Soldier and The Ugly Duckling. These are also available to purchase as above.

 

      


Commission for Friends

I have recently been busy working on these illustrations below for my friends who have just had a little baby girl. They are based on my friends' favourite countries they have visited. 'Australia' which shows various Australian animals having fun in the sunshine on a beach, 'Canada' which shows various Canadian animals snowboarding, and 'UK' which combines all of the Australian, Canadian and animals from UK all having tea in the woods.

I love these illustrations and all are painted in acrylic measuring 230 x 230 mm. Please click on the thumbnails for a close view.

 

       


Musical Animals 

Below are six little watercolour illustrations I have just painted!

 
          
 

 please click on the thumbnails to have a closer look.


New Greeting Card Designs 

 Here are some Christmas greeting card designs I have recently illustrated

 
      
            
 And below are some illustrations which could be used for greeting card designs
or just general prettiness!
 
      
           

 

  Illustrated Borders

Below are a series of illustrated borders which I worked on last year for Miles Kelly Publishers.

The books are entitled: 'Grimm's Fairy Tales' and 'Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales'.
The books are now in the shops! Please click here if you wish to purchase a copy of each. Thank you.

 

     

 

Five borders for 'Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales'

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Five borders for 'Grimm's Fairytales'

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I also illustrated two small portraits of The Brothers Grimm and Mr Hans Christian Andersen. Please click on the thumbnails below to see in more detail!

 

 

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An interior view of the book featuring my border and the portrait of The Brothers Grimm

A view of the back of the books. You can see more views of the book on my blog!

 


 

 Playing at the Park

Below are some illustrations from a children's book I have recently illustrated for Chunjae education publishers entitled 'Playing at the Park'. I also illustrated the front and back cover. Please click on the thumbnails to see a bigger view.

       
            

 The book is now published and here are some photos!....As you can see the book is also loved by 'Penny'....my cat.



 

Flower Children Canvases 

Here are a set of 4 illustrations for greetings cards. I used emulsion on canvas with fabric collage, embroidery and pencil crayon for the children's faces. The last picture is a birthday card. The speech bubble is hand embroidered.

 

       

 

 

Halloween,Thanksgiving and Nature Card Designs

 
       
 
       

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3 designs for greeting cards on a 'nature' theme.
 
     
 
Below is a design on the theme of 'Sorry You're Leaving'.
It shows rabbits, a fox and a squirrel all leaving the forest for new beginnings. And some 'Friendly Flowers' to brighten your day!
 
  

National Geographic 

 Here is a new illustration which I have just completed for National Geographic School.

Please click on the fish to see!
 

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Busy Cats 
 
Here are three watercolour illustrations I recently made under the theme of busy cats.The muted shades work beautifully.
 
 
     

New Ideas

Here are some new samples of work I have recently been working on. They are a mixture of watercolours, canvases and acrylics. Please click on the thumbnails below to take a peek.

 
         
 
       
 
 
Below are a set of four canvases entitled 'Transitions'.
The characters have all swapped their tails.
Acrylic on canvas.
 
 
           
 

 

50 Magical Stories is here!

 
The book cover which I illustrated for Miles Kelly is now published and available to purchase!
 Please click on the image below to see more views of the book.
 
 
 
Should you wish to purchase a copy of the book (which would be very lovely! :-),
Here are some links for you to purchase it from:
 
 
Thank You!
 

 

 New Portfolio Pieces

Here are some illustrations I have recently been working on. Please click on the thumbnails to see the bigger picture.

 
      
 

  Seasonal Card Designs 

             
 

 

Jump to the Sun! 

A selection of work for a new book which I have been working on recently entitled 'Jump to the Sun!'

           


 Coco Princess

Here are a selection of illustrations from my latest picture book entitled 'Coco Princess'. The story of a little princess who would only choose the largest of all! Published 7th January 2013! by Korean Publisher Blue Rabbit Books.

    

    


 50 Magical Stories Book Cover

Here is a recent illustration which I have recently completed for Miles Kelly Publishers. It is for a book cover entitled '50 Magical Stories'

Click on me to see......

  

 The Quest

Below are a some illustrations from a book which I illustrated for McGraw-Hill - USA entitled 'The Quest'.

 
    
 

 

  Wolf Trap 2011

Below is the third brochure I have recently illustrated for

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Summer 2011 
 
 

 

        

 

 
Click on the thumbnails above to see the inside of the brochure and more views of the cover...And something very new and exciting! Also, below is a link to the calendar page!
I illustrated the top and bottom panels.

 

You can also see the top panel I illustrated in this short You Tube video below!
The video shows some of the activities at Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods! 
 

 

 
 Wolf Trap 2010

Below is the second brochure I have recently illustrated for 

'Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods' Summer 2010!
 
 
  
 
Click on the thumbnails above to see the inside of the brochure and more views of the cover

 

 New Portfolio Pieces

 Here are some new samples of work I have been working on recently!

I love the Nonsense Poems and Stories of Edward Lear and just had to illustrate a couple of his wonderful and humorous stories! (See below).

Also below is an idea I have for an illustration for a children's book of my own. Click on the donkey to see a bigger picture.

   'Jacqueline's Tea Party'; personal illustration; chalk pastel, acrylic and collage          

    

Polly Chillin'
 

 

Wolf Trap 2009 

  'Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods';Client: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts; acrylic and collage

Above is a brochure I have recently illustrated for Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts 'Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods' 2009. Click on the thumbnails above to see the inside of the brochure and more views of the cover.