Here you will find all of my latest news, new samples of work and bits & bobs


  

NEW!

Hello! I have recently been very busy working on a new picture book for TopThat! publishers. The book is entitled 'I Love my Mummy'. All the artwork was painted in acrylic with small areas of collage on some pages. 

Please take a look at them in more detail below! 

       

       

   


Hi there! Here are lots of new pieces of work which I have been working on. Many of them are greeting card designs and self promotional pieces which were shown at various licensing shows by my agents at The Bright Agency. 

Below are some new sample pieces for my portfolio 

         

    

 And below is a commission I worked on for a friend's new baby girl

 

Below are some Christmas card designs 

        

      

Below are some Halloween card designs

      

Below are various designs for 'Thinking of You', Get Well Soon', 'New Home', 'Fathers Day', and 'Easter'

        

And here are some designs for greeting cards which could be used for any occasion!

         

        


Below are some new designs I have been working on in just enough time for the upcoming Surtex and PG Live licensing shows which my agents at The Bright Agency will be attending.

I have illustrated a small range of illustrations on the story of a little donkey named 'Sandy' and her friend 'Petal' and their adventures at the seaside. I thought it would be a lovely idea to have the donkey enjoying time at the seaside by doing leisurely activities such as paddling and enjoying a little tea break by the sea! :)

      

 Here are some small illustrations on 'The Petal Mice'. Another range which I thought would be nice to illustrate. I am going to make more of these designs....so watch this space!

  

And below are more new designs! 

        

        

        

    


Last year I worked on a children's book for Miles Kelly Publishers entitled 'The Little Mermaid'. The book will feature as part of their 'Princess Time' Square picture books and will be published this year!

It was lovely illustrating all of the sea creatures and beautiful corals under the sea. Please click on the thumbnails to have a closer look.

       

       

        

 

 Below are two interior illustrations which I recently illustrated for Miles Kelly publishers. They are to be published in the book 'Classic Tales Princess Treasury'.

These are form the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale 'The Frog Prince'. I also illustrated five backgrounds for text and five 'ribbon' borders which you can see in more detail on my blog!

 


Here are a new collection of book covers which I illustrated for Miles Kelly publishers on eight stories by The Brothers Grimm. 

The covers which I illustrated were: Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, The Frog Prince, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. All are beautifully embossed with glitter! If you wish to purchase these, they are available to buy separately or can be purchased in The Brothers Grimm Collection Bag. Please click here if you would like to purchase. Thank you.

       

     

I also illustrated three book covers for Miles Kelly on Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales! I illustrated The Little Mermaid, The Brave Tin Soldier and The Ugly Duckling. These are also available to purchase as above.

      

 


 

  

Above are two small illustrations I recently made. The first is a quirky little illustration, (which I suppose is based on me, as I love cats sooo much!) :)

The second was a small illustration I made for Pancake Day. Both are watercolours. 

 


I have recently been busy working on these illustrations below for my friends who have just had a little baby girl. They are based on my friends' favourite countries they have visited. 'Australia' which shows various Australian animals having fun in the sunshine on a beach, 'Canada' which shows various Canadian animals snowboarding, and 'UK' which combines all of the Australian, Canadian and animals from UK all having tea in the woods.

I love these illustrations and all are painted in acrylic measuring 230 x 230 mm. Please click on the thumbnails for a close view.

    

Please enjoy watching this little video I made showing the artwork progression of 'Tea with Friends' 

  


Below are six little watercolour illustrations I have just painted!

 
         
 
      Please click on the thumbnails to have a closer look.....

 Here are some Christmas greeting card designs I have recently illustrated

 
         
 
         
 
             
 
     
            
 And below are some illustrations which could be used for greeting card designs
or just general prettiness!
 
       
 
       

 

Below are a series of illustrated borders which I worked on last year for Miles Kelly Publishers.

The books are entitled: 'Grimm's Fairytales' and 'Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales'.
The books are now in the shops! Please click here if you wish to purchase a copy of each. Thankyou.
 
     

Five borders for 'Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales'

       

Five borders for 'Grimm's Fairytales'

I also illustrated two small portraits of The Brothers Grimm and Mr Hans Christian Andersen. Please click on the thumbnails below to see in more detail!

 

An interior view of the book featuring my border and the portrait of The Brothers Grimm

A view of the back of the books. You can see more views of the book on my blog!


 

Below are some illustrations from a children's book I have recently illustrated for Chunjae education publishers entitled 'playing at the park'. I also illustrated the front and back cover. please click on the thumbnails to see a bigger view.

       
           

       

 The book is now published and here are some photos!....As you can see the book is also loved by 'Penny'....my cat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


 
Here are a set of 4 illustrations for greetings cards. I used emulsion on canvas with fabric collage, embroidery and pencil crayon for the children's faces.
 
           
 
Also to fit with the range of cards above is a birthday card below, illustrated with the same mediums as above. On the speech bubble, I have hand stitched the greeting.
 

 Here are 5 birthday card designs I have been working on recently. I have used watercolour as the medium, which I think works beautifully with these type of designs. Please click on the thumbnail to see in more detail.

 
         
 
Also 
 
8 more designs for Halloween.....
 
       
 
.....and Thanksgiving 
 
       
 
Also
 
3 designs for greeting cards on a 'nature' theme.
 
     
 
And last but not least!...
 
A greeting card on the theme of 'Sorry You're Leaving'.
It shows rabbits, a fox and a squirrel all leaving the forest for new beginnings.
 
  

 

Here is a new illustration which I have just completed for National Geographic School.

Please click on the fish to see!
 
 

 
 Here is a cute illustration to brighten up your day!
10 'Friendly Flowers'!
 
 

Fallen Fairies

 
Here is something quite different I have been working on.
It is a piece entitled: 'Fallen Fairies'.
Mixed media on canvas.
 
 

 

Seasons 

We are all now feeling the cold of winter....But a friendly reminder that summer will soon be here!
Here are two illustrations on the theme of 'Seasons'.
 
     
 
 
Busy Cats!

 Here are three watercolour illustrations I recently made under the theme of busy cats.

The muted shades work beautifully.
 
 
     
 
 
Cats in Hats!

 Here are three small illustrations I have been working on.

They are acrylic and collage on canvas. Their hats are made of fabric and hand stitched onto their heads.
 
     

 
Lots of goodies to feast your eyes upon here! Here are some new samples of work I have recently been working on. They are a mixture of watercolours, canvases and acrylics. Please click on the thumbnails below to take a peek.
 
         
 
       
 
 
Below are a set of four canvases entitled 'Transitions'.
The characters have all swapped their tails.
Acrylic on canvas.
 
 
           
 

 

ITS HERE!!!

 
The book cover which I illustrated for Miles Kelly is now published and available to purchase!
 
Please click on the image below to see more views of the book.
 
 
 
Should you wish to purchase a copy of the book (which would be very lovely! :-),
Here are some links for you to purchase it from:
 
 
Thank You!
 

 

Here are some illustrations I have recently been working on. Please click on the thumbnails to see the bigger picture.

 
     
 


 
 
 
 
 Click on either of the images above to take a peek!
 

 
Here are a set of four brand new pieces of artwork. I illustrated the female characters from Grimm's Fairytales. I am also just in the process of making all four into embroideries.....So keep posted!
 
 
           
 

   
A new selection of greeting cards
 
             
 
                                   Happy Mother's Day       Happy Easter        Valentine's Day
 

 

Here is some new work which I have recently been working on for Pearson Publishers.

The book is entitled 'Jump to the Sun!'
 
 
   

 
Here are a selection of illustrations from my latest picture book entitled 'Coco Princess'. The story of a little princess who would only choose the largest of all!
published 7th January 2013! by Blue Rabbit Books.
 
         
 
   

 

Here is a recent illustration which I have recently completed for Miles Kelly Publishers.

It is for a book cover entitled '50 Magical Stories'

Click on me to see......

  

 

Here is a new illustration which I have just completed!

It is taken from a poem by A. A. Milne entitled 'The Three Foxes'
Click on the thumbnail for a larger view.
 
 

 

Below are a various illustrations from three books I have recently illustrated for McGraw-Hill - USA

 
      
 
   

 

Below is the third brochure I have recently illustrated for

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods Summer 2011 
 
 
     
          
 
Click on the thumbnails above to see the inside of the brochure and more views of the cover...And something very new and exciting!
 
Below is a link to the calendar page!
I illustrated the top and bottom panels.
 
You can also see the top panel I illustrated in this short You Tube video below!
 The video shows some of the activities at Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods! 
 

 

 
Below is the second brochure I have recently illustrated for 
'Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods' Summer 2010!
 
 
  
 
Click on the thumbnails above to see the inside of the brochure and more views of the cover

 

 here are some new samples of work i have been working on recently!

Click on a thumbnail to reveal a bigger picture and description
 
I love the Nonsense Poems and Stories of Edward Lear and just had to illustrate a couple of his wonderful and humorous stories! (See below).
Also below is an idea I have for an illustration for a children's book of my own. Click on the donkey to see a bigger picture!
 
  'The Owl and the Pussy Cat'; self promotional illustration; from the book; 'The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear'  'The Story of the Four Little Children Who Went Round the World'; from the book; 'The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear'; self promotional illustration; acrylic, collage, watercolour and texture paste 
                                
                                  'Jacqueline's Tea Party'; personal illustration; chalk pastel, acrylic and collage  'Chorus Line'; self promotional illustration for a greetings card; acrylic, feather and collage  'Mr Toad's Speech'; self promotional illustration; from the book 'The Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame; acrylic and collage

I have just illustrated a new sample / self promotional illustration. I decided to illustrate a chapter from the book 'The Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame. Click on Mr Toad, above to see the bigger picture! In this video you can see how the illustration progresses from sketch to final artwork

Polly Chillin'
 

 
Wolftrap Cover

'Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods'; Client: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts; acrylic, watercolour and collage  'Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods';Client: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts; acrylic and collage

Above is a brochure I have recently illustrated for Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

'Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods' 2009

Click on the thumbnails above to see the inside of the brochure and more views of the cover


 8 Sun Sanctuary    Bridge of 14 Arches    Bridge of 7 Arches

Visibility 1    Visibility 2    Rise 2

'Behold' 100x70cm
 
  A selection of some of my paintings on canvas 


 
Me with 'The Pool of Tears' Poster.
24"x18"
 

     

 

 

  What if a dog could quack, a duck could meow, a cat could hop or a chick could bark.....how strange it would be!


                         Some of my favourite books which I loved to read when I was little

 

 


 My Sunflower

 October Sunflower