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 and occasionally staring out of the window. I'm drawn to crayons, the texture of coloured pencils, sketches and inky drawings. I love picture books and have a continuously growing collection!
I grew up in South Africa and Portugal where my every scribble and story was awarded the high honour of a place on my parent's fridge. As a groan-up, I settled in Hertfordshire, England, 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 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 picture books, 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
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