Society of Illustrators Original Art Show 2017

unnamedI’m totally delighted that The Society of Illustrators (USA) have selected artwork I created for Even Fairies Fart by Jennifer Stinson, for the Original Art Show this year!

My Art Director Rachel Zegar at HarperCollins US entered the piece shown. The exhibition will be opening in New York on November 2nd 2017.


Portsmouth Book Award 2016

I’m so happy to announce that The Whopper, published by Templar, has been shortlisted for the Portsmouth Book Award 2016 in the Picture Book Category.

The Portsmouth Book Award, which is run by the Portsmouth School Library Service, promotes the use of libraries and encourages lively debate and thought amongst the children reading the books, as they vote for their favourite books. Congratulations and best of luck to all other nominees!

In a rut? Cut it out!

Sometimes the best way to get out of a creative rut is to do something completely different for a bit. I love little theatres – and big ones – so sometimes I make them. It’s really fun. And that’s important when you’re working.

So if you do get into a creative slump, try a change or just cut some things out. It can be good therapy when two dimensions leave you feeling a little flat 😉

They also look nice on lots of white space, partly because of the shadows. And somehow it’s as if the character has a little more life when there’s another dimension.