I have been a freelance illustrator and designer for over 20 years, having studied for a Graphic Design degree in London before starting my first job in a textile design studio. After four years I decided that I would rather be my own boss and started designing and illustrating anything from toys and greetings cards to books and giftware for clients worldwide. I began to write as well as illustrate children's books and still enjoy visiting schools and libraries to talk about the book making process. In recent years I have concentrated more on fine art rather than illustration, painting large canvases that are often inspired by the coast and the countryside. I live in Stratford upon Avon with my husband and our 2 daughters who will insist on borrowing my best paints.