I'm currently based near Nottingham, UK, where I work from home in my spare room studio, creating hand printed pieces in linocut, silkscreen and wood engraving.

The majority of my illustration work is linocut, hand-burnished using a teaspoon and printed with water-based inks which dry faster than traditional oil-based mediums, allowing for longer to be spent on designing and cutting and less on waiting for inks to dry. Some more colourful illustrations, which require several printed layers, may be printed separately but compiled digitally to allow more freedom of editing, though I still use more traditional and unpredictable techniques wherever possible.

Originally from the ancient Forest of Dean on the England/Wales border, I studied BA and MA Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts on the south Cornwall coast, graduating in 2004/05 respectively. I've been working full-time as an illustrator since 2008. Repeat clients include BBC History Magazine, The Folio Society and National Trust Books.

I've also had the pleasure to work with Kyle Books, Sight & Sound Magazine, The Financial Times, Canongate Books, HarperCollins, The Earth Island Journal, eatbigfish, Compassionate Dorset, YSC, GQ, Continuum Books, phd, Anchor Canada, 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, crochet, cook, climb and wander the countryside. I also tutor part-time on the Graphic Design with Illustration course at De Montfort University, where I specialise in book illustration. I write and illustrate recipes on my side-project The Illustrated Vegetarian.

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 Conservation Trust @ 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
Rugby Writers Permanent Installation, Rugby 2009 - ongoing
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