Hi! I’m an illustrator based in the South Hams in Devon. I love experimenting with different materials. This playful approach really feeds into my work and allows me to continually grow my practice.
Nature is a huge inspiration to my illustrations, especially the way that natural light falls through leaves. I aim to recreate the peaceful feeling of being outside among nature, which is where I feel most at ease.
Stories, and those who tell them, is another source of inspiration for my work. Everyone has a story to tell, and the only limit is our imagination! It’s part of what makes us human!
- Jayne Willingale (author)
- Wortschmuggler (traditional handcrafted bookbinding)
- Penny McFarlane (author)
- Personal commissions (through Etsy, and in person enquiries)
- Clean Air Africa (working with the charity during my second year as part of a group project developing an educational resource - a story bag - to help spread a serious message in a positive way) https://cleanairafrica.com/news/illustration-students-develop-resources-african-school-children-about-air-pollution-and-health
Gouache, watercolour and collage self-portrait exploring the benefits of getting into the fresh air for mental and physical health. I was inspired by the painting ‘Carnation, lily, lily, Rose’ by Sargent (1885-86). His painting is so amazing as it just seems to glow!
Children’s book Illustration of a Fresh Air Fox (2021)
An experimental illustration using 3D physical model making, 2D traditional work, and digital layering. This was a turning point project for me. I’ve always enjoyed multiple materials, but this was the first time I really pushed myself to combine 2D and 3D elements, which is something I have since firmly incorporated into my practice.
Mock up New Yorker Magazine Cover
A 3D/2D illustration exploring the benefits of community gardens in cities.