I'm an artist and illustrator. I'm originally from London but now I live in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. My drawings are made using inks, paints, biros, coloured pencils, pastels, wax crayons and felt tips.
My work is often about taking the time to observe and record things which are unloved, forgotten or unpopular. I draw sideshow performers, feral pigeons, weeds and rats. The drawings process is a way of recognising the subject, and giving it a sort of dignity in a quiet way. I'm especially fascinated by birds and also by tenacity as a theme; I like drawing things that cling to life against the odds.
I've worked on commission for Canon, Creative Partnerships, Waterstones, Random House and British Airways as well as many others. I've been funded by the Arts Council twice, and also exhibit my work. You can see my next solo show, A Hundred Tiny Stories, at Wishbone Gallery, Grassington, until the end of May 2015