As an illustrator, I find inspiration in everyday events. I love to sketch snippets from people’s lives – things that most everyone enjoys, but are special in their own right – like having coffee with a friend, reading in a cosy chair, walking the dog or having a picnic. I have always found it easier to express myself in pictures than in words. Creating a book is like solving a puzzle, with the illustrations allowing for another dimension to the prose.
I live in Cambridge with my two daughters and our dogs, Milligan and Bandit. Much of my inspiration comes from them, and my other friends and family, who often make appearances in my work.