I am a paper artist – making cuts, collages and sculptures – and an FFillustrator.
My work is commissioned for public installations, advertising and marketing, design and decoration, books and magazines, websites and social media.
I have several best-selling published books and my work is exhibited internationally. I am the in-house illustrator for English Heritage. I also have a wide experience of working with museums as a Visiting Artist, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, New York Historical Society, Sir John Soane Museum, Museum of London, Holburne Museum in Bath, British Museum, Hampton Court Palace, Wallace Collection and National Portrait Gallery among many others. I am a visiting tutor at the Bristol Drawing School in the Royal West of England Academy and at Bath University’s creative space – The Edge.
If you would like to talk about commissioning me to create an artwork or to exhibit at an event, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disney Pixar, US
New York Historical Society, US
Skira Rizzoli, US
BBNC Publishers, The Netherlands
The Tower of London, UK
The Art of Papercutting (Search Press) 2015
Tangle Wood (Search Press) 2015
Tangle Bay (Search Press) 2016
Tangle Magic (Search Press 2016
Tangle Wood – Collectors Art Edition (Search Press) 2017
I make paper objects by cutting with a scalpel knife but also by folding, crumpling, crushing, layering or by using papier-mache techniques. Paper comes in infinite textures, weights and colours and I choose carefully depending on the nature of the project and the techniques I’m going to apply.
I make story-telling images with strong figurative and character elements, humour and lots of movement. I am inspired by the natural world – shells, seed heads, wild flowers, fossils – fabric design, stained glass windows, tapestries, fairy tales and folklore and historic artifacts.
The Art of Papercutting illustrates the multitude of ways in which a knife can be used for creating cut-paper art in portraits, fashion, landscapes, illustration and covers - even life drawing. The book also provides guidance for would-be paper cutters and includes twelve templates.
As an alternative way for people to find their inner artist, Search Press have also published my first colouring book for grown-ups, Tangle Wood. Tangle Wood is a place to let your imagination wander. Draw and doodle in the airy spaces, and colour to your heart’s content. Packed with 75 pages of my illustrations, Tangle Wood is full of forest creatures, plants and woodland flowers and each page contains a hidden jewel.
The images in Tangle Bay all have a magical maritime theme, and each one includes hidden treasure worked into the design for readers to discover and colour in. Like Tangle Wood, this book includes designs that fit on a single page as well as those that extend across a double-page spread. Some have space left for the reader to extend the design themselves. High quality paper means that there is no show-through.
A magical selection of illustrations chosen from the bestselling Tangle Wood, now published in a fresh, large-scale format for a sumptuous colouring experience. This special collectors art edition contains 20 delightful pull-out images to colour in. Each detailed artwork is printed on high-quality card that can be removed easily for framing.
Celebrating the spectacular designs of Tiffany lamps at the New-York Historical Society (NYC’s oldest museum) this book contains sixty-five single-page and full-spread illustrations. You’ll find peonies, wisteria vines twisting over ponds, tulips, poppies and flowers of every design. A dragonfly is hidden in every drawing.