Illustration and Other Adventures
As a little girl, I always wanted to write and illustrate books, but this ambition fell by the wayside as I grew up and tried to follow a 'sensible' career path. I studied Biology and graduated in 2005 but I was miserable, and that same year I decided to enrol at art college. It was the best decision I ever made.
I started self-publishing in 2008 with a recipe book, Bake Me A (Vegan) Cake. It was wonderful to create an entire book from scratch, from the first sketches (and poorly baked cakes) to the paintings to holding the finished article in my hands. I was hooked, and have been making books and zines - both self-published and not - ever since.
The Green Bean, my ongoing bimonthly zine has been running regularly (ish) since 2010. I'd always wanted to create my own magazine and there seemed no reason not to try. Since then the Green Bean's readership has steadily grown, and there are subscribers all over the world.
2013 has been my most exciting year so far. First, the publication of my long-laboured-over graphic memoir about eating disorders, abuse and recovery, Lighter Than My Shadow. Secondly, the publication of my first book for children, The Crystal Mirror, in collaboration with writer Tim Malnick.
I'm an illustrator, author and book lover living in the south west of England.
Here you will find original paintings, prints, books and other things all lovingly handmade in the UK by me.
I am always happy to consider custom orders and commissions, no matter how weird and wonderful, so let me know if you don't see exactly what you're looking for.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Please pay within seven days of making your purchase. I will dispatch goods as soon as possible after payment has been received.
I require a small deposit for any custom orders.
International parcels will be sent via airmail (untracked) for items up to $50 and airsure, where possible (tracked) for items above $50 (approx £30).
If you would rather pay a little extra for tracked shipping on a small order, I am happy to arrange that.
Your order will usually be dispatched the next weekday after your purchase, and no later than 3 days after receiving payment.
Please note, I do not make giclée prints at home, but collect them from a local printer once a week. For this reason there may sometimes be a short delay in dispatching prints, but no longer than 7 days.