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The Sleeping Garden



Learn the story of Heligan, from the evolution and development of the gardens, to their decline and restoration. Recreation of the people, animals, and plants has been a meticulous project of research and intricate drawing. 


Coloured pencil, watercolour and digital media.

The Mouseboat



Three little mice sail away on a fantastic adventure on their marvellous 'Mouseboat'. Based on studio observation of my pet mouse 'Columbus'.


Graphite pencil, watercolour and digital media.




A true story about a rhino who became a 17th century celebrity . A wordless picture book informed by observation of Nepalese Rhinos at Whipsnade Wildlife Park and decorative Rajput painting.


Coloured pencil and digital media.




A lyrical story about a girl and her grandfather. A gentle way to approach the subject of bereavement with young children, inspired by my own relationship with my grandfather.


Digital media.


The starting point for all my illustration work. Examples from studies for my picture book and observational drawing