Friday, 9 November 2012


I thought it was about time i mentioned that i have been given a place on the picture hooks mentor programme. 5 illustrators were selected and paired up with an industry pro who will act as a mentor throughout the course of this year. The idea being that we focus on developing our illustration skills and come out the other side in a position to sit down with publishers and present our work. We are developing concepts for picture books which is something of a baptism of fire for me; It would be fair to say that im learning a lot on the job!

 I am in the expert hands of Natalie Russell who has already given me a great deal of insight. The exposure will be excellent and there are plans for an exhibition in the National Gallery in Edinburgh in November 2013... standby for more news and developments!

Here is a link to the schemes website...

Here is some of the art work i submitted in my application for the scheme;

Tuesday, 20 March 2012


i am thoroughly ashamed about the lag between posts here. almost a year! anyway here is an image i made for a friends fundraiser. its to go on tote bags which will be hawked at a gig to raise money for CAOS (if he goes for it anyway!)