Welcome to my website

Hi there!
I’ve been illustrating picture books since my first publication Little Platypus (Nette Hilton, CBCA Notable Book) in 2000. Since then, I’ve had more than a dozen picture books published worldwide, including award-winning picture book and stage production Boom Bah! (Phil Cummings), Ballroom Bonanza – an animal alphabet picture book that I both wrote and illustratedDinosaurs Love Cheese and Good Dog Hank (Jackie French), and Pooka (Carol Chattaway) winning the 2013 YABBA award. To view the full list of all of publications and awards, head over to my Books page.

I’ve been teaching picture book illustration since 2002, hosting virtual school excursions with Literature Live! from 2012-2015. In May 2016, I began reproducing my face-to-face classes into a series of online classes with Skillshare adding to my Character Development Series each month. Head over to my Online Classes to preview classes and find out more.

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Online Classes Character Development

Skillshare offers a safe (ad free) platform to host my online picture book illustration classes. For only 99c for the first 3 months, you’ll have access to my character development series as well as over 2,000 other creative classes. Adding a new class each month, my bite-sized, video format classes guide you through all aspects of character development and illustration.

Mentoring 1:1 Guidance and Suport

Mentoring illustrators in the process of creating illustrations for a picture book. Along-side my on-line classes, I offer one-on-one meetings, working through ideas, approach, reviewing and planning progress to help you achieve your best work. If you’re interested in discussing options for mentoring please contact me via my email below.

School Visits Talks and Workshops

Entertaining and informative my talks are tailored for small and large groups, across a diversity of ages and capabilities. Alongside a Powerpoint, I use sketches, dummy books, press sheets and original artwork to explain character development and the art of picture book illustration. If you’re interested in a talk, please contact me via my email below.