Sunday, 13 December 2015

Bea & Robin are getting Married!

This Autumn I was delighted to be asked by Beatrice and Robin to design their Wedding Invitation for their Summer 2016 celebrations. 

They requested I create the Invitation using paper cut out collage & for themselves & their 2 boys to be featured; a family portrait. The text was hand written in the centre & the size A5, once folded.

Earlier this week the postman dropped the printed Invitation through my letterbox, & here it is nestled in with the Christmas decorations on the mantel piece. This was my first paper cut out Invitation, & I'm rather pleased with it so hopefully it won't be my last.

Perhaps I'll make a Family Christmas card for my gang in a similar style, next Christmas. Or maybe you'd like one for your family? Do get in touch:

Sunday, 1 March 2015

February Commission: For Portia

A 'Good Bye, Good Luck' portrait commissioned by Weronike & family, for Portia. 
Original art work: dip pen & ink, watercolour. 
8x5" mounted & framed.

....& here's my 3 year old L having a go at product photography!

Commissions taken for all occassions. Birthdays, Weddings, Births...
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Saturday, 7 February 2015

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Yard Long Beans

Last year was busy for me in a non-illustration way.... but some time in Spring 2014, before our second baby arrived, I finished this fruit & vegetable A-Z:

Commissioned by my friends at Harvest From Home in Ohio, USA, it depicts some of the range of fruit & vegetables they can help you to grow.

It's taken me until now, Jan 1st 2015 to find a minute to blog this commission. 

My new year's resolution: draw more. Happy New Yard Long Beans!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Logo design for Jen's Nail Hut

For my first job after second baby, I was commissioned to design a logo for new business Jen's Nail Hut. The 'hut' is a stylish garden Salon in the village of Freeland, Oxfordshire where nail technician Jen offers high quality nail treatments. 

The brief was to hand draw the hut in ink & colour it digitally. The colour chosen for the lettering was specified by the client to match the towels used in the hut & accents in her website.

Any Oxford friends can check out Jen's services

Need a hand drawn logo for your business? Get in touch at

Sunday, 11 May 2014

A Wedding Invitation for Rachel & Gareth

Whoops,  it's been quite a while since I posted but here I hope, is something worth the wait. The wedding invitation I designed for very special people, Rachel & Gareth.

The happy couple are pictured in front of a (mildly inaccurate) London skyline as they are getting married in East Dulwich. The back print is an animal wedding band:

The inside of the A5 invitation was drawn up using dip pen & ink:

I had so much fun drawing this. Many thanks to Rach & Gaz for choosing me to design their invitation. I wish the bride & groom every happiness in their upcoming nuptials & married life to come.


If you have a special occasion coming up & would be interested in commissioning a hand illustrated invitation, please get in touch with me at:

Sunday, 23 February 2014


Working on some greetings card ideas. 
Here are some cats drawn using ink & coloured digitally.

What do you think?