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 Bird of Paradise drawn during a residency at Towneley Hall, Lancashire, working from their taxidermy collection.

Bird of Paradise drawn during a residency at Towneley Hall, Lancashire, working from their taxidermy collection.

Crows
Crows

​Image for a range of gift wrap and cards

Raven
Raven

​Image for Sound Asleep, a CD by Mary Robson. This is part of a bigger picture with a circus theme. The raven is a sort of ringmaster.

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 One of four birds for a series of greetings cards for the Imaginarium, York

One of four birds for a series of greetings cards for the Imaginarium, York

 One of a series of drawings of mating pigeons

One of a series of drawings of mating pigeons

 Scarlet tanagers from the Towneley Hall collection. When I looked at photos of tanagers in the wild, I discovered they look nothing like this; they are tiny and round! The Towneley Hall specimens are pretty squashed and hunch-backed. I really like bad taxidermy.

Scarlet tanagers from the Towneley Hall collection. When I looked at photos of tanagers in the wild, I discovered they look nothing like this; they are tiny and round! The Towneley Hall specimens are pretty squashed and hunch-backed. I really like bad taxidermy.

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 ​Drawing of a fox. I found the fox whilst on holiday in Ireland, and smuggled it into the cottage freezer in a bin bag. I still feel guilty about this. When it was time to leave we wondered how best to dispose of the fox, as we had no shovel to bury it with. We decided that as it had died in the wild, it would probably be alright to leave it somewhere secluded and let nature take its course. We pulled the car over in a deserted spot and I tried to coax the fox out into a ditch, but as it was frozen solid it landed ​with a thud, and remained sitting bolt upright, grinning, with one paw lifted in a lopsided salute. I sometimes wonder if any walkers noticed it, and how they imagined a deceased, frozen fox had come to be posing so regally in an otherwise deserted bit of Donegal.​

​Drawing of a fox. I found the fox whilst on holiday in Ireland, and smuggled it into the cottage freezer in a bin bag. I still feel guilty about this. When it was time to leave we wondered how best to dispose of the fox, as we had no shovel to bury it with. We decided that as it had died in the wild, it would probably be alright to leave it somewhere secluded and let nature take its course. We pulled the car over in a deserted spot and I tried to coax the fox out into a ditch, but as it was frozen solid it landed ​with a thud, and remained sitting bolt upright, grinning, with one paw lifted in a lopsided salute. I sometimes wonder if any walkers noticed it, and how they imagined a deceased, frozen fox had come to be posing so regally in an otherwise deserted bit of Donegal.​

 ​Greetings card design

​Greetings card design

 ​A few years ago I was lucky enough to be allowed to do some drawing at the amazing Grant Museum of Zoology in London. It's full of pickled stuff in jars! Here's one of them.

​A few years ago I was lucky enough to be allowed to do some drawing at the amazing Grant Museum of Zoology in London. It's full of pickled stuff in jars! Here's one of them.

 ​Greetings card design for gift shop in York

​Greetings card design for gift shop in York

 ​Another specimen from the Grant Museum

​Another specimen from the Grant Museum

 This began as an illustration for my own book, but I went for a mentoring session at a publishing house, and they told me not to write the text directly on to the image in case the book is reprinted in other languages. Whoops. 

This began as an illustration for my own book, but I went for a mentoring session at a publishing house, and they told me not to write the text directly on to the image in case the book is reprinted in other languages. Whoops. 

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 Screen print

Screen print

 Screen print

Screen print

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 Drawing for a screen print. 

Drawing for a screen print. 

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little bird house.jpg
canonball cockerel.jpg
 Bird of Paradise drawn during a residency at Towneley Hall, Lancashire, working from their taxidermy collection.
Crows
Raven
w22.jpg
 One of four birds for a series of greetings cards for the Imaginarium, York
 One of a series of drawings of mating pigeons
 Scarlet tanagers from the Towneley Hall collection. When I looked at photos of tanagers in the wild, I discovered they look nothing like this; they are tiny and round! The Towneley Hall specimens are pretty squashed and hunch-backed. I really like bad taxidermy.
w13.jpg
 ​Drawing of a fox. I found the fox whilst on holiday in Ireland, and smuggled it into the cottage freezer in a bin bag. I still feel guilty about this. When it was time to leave we wondered how best to dispose of the fox, as we had no shovel to bury it with. We decided that as it had died in the wild, it would probably be alright to leave it somewhere secluded and let nature take its course. We pulled the car over in a deserted spot and I tried to coax the fox out into a ditch, but as it was frozen solid it landed ​with a thud, and remained sitting bolt upright, grinning, with one paw lifted in a lopsided salute. I sometimes wonder if any walkers noticed it, and how they imagined a deceased, frozen fox had come to be posing so regally in an otherwise deserted bit of Donegal.​
 ​Greetings card design
 ​A few years ago I was lucky enough to be allowed to do some drawing at the amazing Grant Museum of Zoology in London. It's full of pickled stuff in jars! Here's one of them.
 ​Greetings card design for gift shop in York
 ​Another specimen from the Grant Museum
 This began as an illustration for my own book, but I went for a mentoring session at a publishing house, and they told me not to write the text directly on to the image in case the book is reprinted in other languages. Whoops. 
pigeons1bw.jpg
pigeons2bw.jpg
 Screen print
 Screen print
tow6.jpg
 Drawing for a screen print. 
hens.jpg
little bird house.jpg

Bird of Paradise drawn during a residency at Towneley Hall, Lancashire, working from their taxidermy collection.

Crows

​Image for a range of gift wrap and cards

Raven

​Image for Sound Asleep, a CD by Mary Robson. This is part of a bigger picture with a circus theme. The raven is a sort of ringmaster.

One of four birds for a series of greetings cards for the Imaginarium, York

One of a series of drawings of mating pigeons

Scarlet tanagers from the Towneley Hall collection. When I looked at photos of tanagers in the wild, I discovered they look nothing like this; they are tiny and round! The Towneley Hall specimens are pretty squashed and hunch-backed. I really like bad taxidermy.

​Drawing of a fox. I found the fox whilst on holiday in Ireland, and smuggled it into the cottage freezer in a bin bag. I still feel guilty about this. When it was time to leave we wondered how best to dispose of the fox, as we had no shovel to bury it with. We decided that as it had died in the wild, it would probably be alright to leave it somewhere secluded and let nature take its course. We pulled the car over in a deserted spot and I tried to coax the fox out into a ditch, but as it was frozen solid it landed ​with a thud, and remained sitting bolt upright, grinning, with one paw lifted in a lopsided salute. I sometimes wonder if any walkers noticed it, and how they imagined a deceased, frozen fox had come to be posing so regally in an otherwise deserted bit of Donegal.​

​Greetings card design

​A few years ago I was lucky enough to be allowed to do some drawing at the amazing Grant Museum of Zoology in London. It's full of pickled stuff in jars! Here's one of them.

​Greetings card design for gift shop in York

​Another specimen from the Grant Museum

This began as an illustration for my own book, but I went for a mentoring session at a publishing house, and they told me not to write the text directly on to the image in case the book is reprinted in other languages. Whoops. 

Screen print

Screen print

Drawing for a screen print. 

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