I am a filmmaker, an artist and illustrator from London, a member of The Royal Society of Arts, a proud mum of two teenage daughters, an owner of two mischievous dogs and an escape artist hamster. I painted all my life while others were playing in the playground. As a child I would prefer to stay at home and simply paint, draw, design and glue random things together. I guess I was either boring or artistic!
In 2004 I moved to London to study Digital Animation. I gained a First Class Honours Degree in Digital Animation and received The Deans' Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Following my academic career I worked in Film and Television Production and my credits can be found on titles such as Star Wars and Harry Potter.
Since I have always been around children, constant playdates and sleepovers that somehow turn into a week adventure...for both sides, I decided that I would like to illustrate books for children. In my opinion there is nothing more rewarding then developing a child's imagination and creating illustrations. My quirky and funny personality can be seen through my artwork. I love bringing fun to life!
When I create illustrations I’m always passionate about experimenting with different mediums. I always start off by putting a pencil on a piece of paper. I then continue with whatever comes naturally that day. It often involves ink, watercolour and sometimes pastels, acrylic or cut paper. In the final step, Photoshop and Illustrator make my illustrations ready for print and screens.
I am currently working on a book collaboration with my friend which will be published in August 2020. So watch this space!
Click the link to read my recent interview done for Florence Film Awards Festival: