About

I first picked up a pencil to draw in July 2015, whilst writing the second of my children’s books. Rather than pay somebody to provide the drawings, I thought that I would have a go at it myself … the rest is history! I was totally hooked and have not been able to put my pencils away since.

Thank you – for all of your support to date, for looking through this website, for buying my artwork, commissioning me, and for the enthusiastic words that you send.

A bit more about my artwork…
Above all else, I am drawn to black and white artwork; I love the simplicity and expressiveness of its stripped-back palette.  Specialising in graphite, I seek to convey detail and atmosphere in my drawings through the lines, shades and blank spaces.

I am passionate about the countryside and wildlife.  I take inspiration for my drawings from the natural world, landscapes and villages; capturing their character in a distinct monochrome form.

Books
In addition to art, I have also authored two children’s books.  The first was published in 2013 and is a precursor to my current series, of which the first was published in December 2016.  I am in the process of writing the second in the series, which is due for publication in 2018.

Illustrations for the first book in the Ember Tor series can be found here.

You can find out more about the books via the following link www.embertor.com

Ecology & Writing
When I am not drawing or writing books, I also run an online ecology magazine – Inside Ecology, and work as a freelance writer.