I'm a Bristol-based illustrator, working from home in my spare room studio, creating hand printed pieces in linocut, silkscreen and wood engraving.

The majority of my commercial work is linocut, hand-burnished using a teaspoon and printed with quick-drying, water-based inks which allow for short editorial deadlines. Some more colourful illustrations may be compiled digitally of separate printed layers, to speed up the process and give plenty of freedom to edit the final piece. I use more traditional, slow and unpredictable techniques in my personal work, which is generally based on my love of wildlife, gardening and the natural world.

Originally from the ancient Forest of Dean on the England/Wales border, I studied BA and MA Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating in 2005. I've been working full-time as an illustrator since 2008. I specialise in history and lifestyle illustration, particularly food, gardening and Medieval history, but my work isn't limited to these areas. Repeat clients include BBC History Magazine, The Folio Society and National Trust Books.

I've also had the pleasure to work with The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Yale University Press, Waitrose FOOD, Sight & Sound Magazine, The Financial Times, Canongate Books, HarperCollins, Thames & Hudson, Kyle Books, Rugby Borough Council and many more.

The beautiful and wild areas I've lived and travelled, from English beaches to New Zealand mountains, continue to inform and inspire my practice, as does the work of printmakers such as Sybil Andrews, Lill Tschudi, Cyril Edward Power and Medieval woodcutters and illuminators.

When not printmaking I like to grow vegetables, practice yoga and wander the countryside. I'm also a part-time tutor on the Graphic Design with Illustration course at De Montfort University, where I specialise in illustration and professional practice.

To buy prints, cards, tea towels and more featuring my illustrations, please visit my shop. I donate 10% of the sale of my Bumblebees range to The Bumblebee Conservation Trust through Work For Good.

Awards/Illustration Annuals
AOI World Illustration Awards Shortlist 2017
Creative Review Illustration Annual 2010
AOI Images 33 (2009)
AOI Images 32 (2008)
Winner of Saatchi/HarperCollins Book Cover Design Competition 2008
Finalist for The Nationwide Mercury Prize: Art and Music 2005

Selected Exhibitions/Installations
Bumblebee Express at Buxton Railway Station, permanent installation
Book illustrations in the Rugby Writers stone sculptures by Michael Scheuermann, Jubilee Gardens, Rugby, permanent installation
Bumblebee Express, High Peak & Hope Valley Railway Stations, summer 2021
Bumblebee Conservation Trust at Buxton Art Trail, Serpentine Community Farm, Buxton, July 2019
Amazing Adventures: Jules Verne Expo, Framer's Gallery, London, April 2019
DUKKI Showcase, Dukki, Unit 125, Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham. March 2015
Beauty & Curiosity in The Forest, Dean Heritage Centre, Forest of Dean. Jan-Feb 2015
Totes Amaze! West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield, West Yorks. Jan 2013
Cover Versions Exhibition, Crawley Library, WORDfest Crawley. April 2011
Open22, New Walk Museum & Gallery, Leicester. Nov 2010
Antlers' Grotesques Exhibition, 3 Whiteladies Gate, Bristol. Dec 2010
Charity Art Exhibition, Pedestrian Gallery, Leicester. Dec 2010
Art on The Prairie, North Wing Gallery, Des Moines Botanical Center, Iowa, USA. 2010
AOI Images 33 Exhibition
Christmas Rutland Open Studios 2008
AOI Images 32 Touring Exhibition 2008
Creature Mag Festival Party at Dare 2 Festival, Salisbury 2008
Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Open Art Space 2008
Rutland Open Studios 2008
Phillips and Evans Launch, Donington-Le-Heath, Leicestershire
Open 5, Vale of Catmose Gallery, Oakham, Rutland. 2007
Rutland Open Studios 2007 at Artdejardin, Rutland
Made in Herefordshire, The Courtyard, Hereford. 2006
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, St Peter's Church, Hereford. 2006
The Speckled Egg Book Launch, Atlantic Gallery, Falmouth. 2006
HypermArt, University College Falmouth, Cornwall. Oct 2005
Nationwide Mercury Prize: Art and Music 2005, Air Gallery, London