I'm a children's writer and illustrator living with my wife, Sarah, and cat, Pawtia, in Hertfordshire, UK.
Working from a cosy studio (usually with a cat on my lap), I love drawing quirky, whimsical characters with sillines and depth. I’m drawn to crayons, the texture of coloured pencils, sketches and rough-cut collage-style drawings. I love playing with language, creating words and pictures that play well together.
I grew up in South Africa and Portugal where my scribbles and stories were awarded the high honour of a place on my parent’s fridge. As a groan-up, I settled in Hertfordshire, where I met my wife, our cat and my love of children’s illustration
I studied graphic design in London and completed a course in picture book writing and illustrating through Curtis Brown Creative. I was a 2022 AOI mentee, mentored by Caroline Thompson of Arena Illustration. I am currently part of the 2023 Pathways Into Children's Publishing mentee cohort.
I've had the urge to explore and follow every opportunity which gave me an eclectic work experience. I've finally found all the adventure I need in a pencil, paper and the view from my studio window.
When I'm not drawing I can usually be found reading, listening to podcasts, eating sushi, drinking coffee, waking up way too early or watching the rain.
Please get in touch via the contact form to chat about anything illustration-related or you can email me directly email@example.com