Hello world!

This is my very first post, and thankyou for finding me! Please bear with me whilst I begin this exciting journey on this blog.

My work has always been narrative, as I have always yearned to tell stories with my images, even with my larger paintings and prints. Now, I am lucky enough to be a student at Cambridge School of Art, studying a Masters in Children’s Illustration, which has been a dream of mine for many years now.  My aim is to  use this blogging process as time to take my recent  works out to the world, as it feels a rather scary thing to do.

And so to begin….I am presently revisiting and reviving work from my Diploma Project back in 2014 as I was so engrossed in the storytelling, and the form of lines vs colour and texture, they developed in a linear form. I was often taught that it is often good to leave an image, or set of images aside – to let them breathe and give one’s self creative distance. After a year, I am aching to revisit these images, and to bring them to life with all the knowledge I have, and skills I have learned over the past year or so.

This is a double page spread from Carina and Ava ~  a tale about a friendship between a girl and a bird, and their adventures together (real or imagined). Here, they are curled up together in bed planning their adventures but also having fun, making art and playing games.


Double page experimental spread of Carina and Ava
Carina and Ava planning their adventures, playing games and making artworks together
Single page spread of Carina and Ava in bed making plans, but with other activities above
Single page spread of Carina and Ava in bed making plans, but with other activities above
Single page spread from Carina and Ave
I decided to make this a single spread on its own without the activities, as they cluttered the image too much