"Curiouser and curiouser"
A few words about the artist
I obtained a BA degree in Illustration and Printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone University in Dundee. Subsequently I completed a series of courses in contemporary book illustration with author/illustrator Claire Alexander. I have also studied puppetry and puppet making with the Little Angel Theatre in Islington.
My drawings are influenced by early Cartoons and the naïve surrealism of old children’s book illustrations, these were a great source of inspiration to me.
My artwork tends to be simple, but with a sophisticated or stark colour palette. The characters I create (mainly anthropomorphic animals) are eccentric, humorous, emphatic, and a touch surreal. I want to develop my own narrative, create frivolous and quirky drawings but most of all I strive to capture people’s imagination.