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My love of illustration started a long time ago at Cambridge School of Art. I returned, graduating in 2015 from the highly regarded MA in Children's Book Illustration. 

I live in rural North Yorkshire, in a windswept cottage tucked down a narrow, bumpy track, high on a hill with my partner.


Walking every day with my rescued Romanian street dog, Bertie, I find peace and inspiration in the wildness of the Yorkshire landscape, this feeds into my work. I am always seeking textures for my illustrations on these walks, often returning home with a bag full of treasures. 


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