I like to work from photographs, loosely sketching the outline before detailing the shading and texture in coloured pencil or oil pastel. Animals are my absolute favourite thing to draw as I enjoy capturing their furriness. I drew the red squirrel and Bella, my chinchilla, as personal pieces. The guinea pig, mouse and ladybirds were part of a degree project to create a set of three motivational postcards. 

Sketching a guinea pig
Red squirrel oil pastel illustration
Ladybirds pencil illustration
Sketching a mouse
Grey chinchilla pencil illustration
Motivational animal postcards
Seahorses screen print

Screen Prints

I love the beautiful, organic nature of screen printed images, and the incredible patterns created by repeated prints. My designs are inspired by plants, leaves, petals and animal shapes. I transferred my owl print on to a tote bag, and I am hoping to put more of my prints on to merchandise soon.

Owl tote bag screen print
Screen printing
Blue dahlia screen print
Flower latch hook cushion design
Owl latch hook pattern
Owl latch hook cushions

Latch Hook Cushions

I designed the owls as a pair of fun cushions for my own sofa. The purple aster flower was a request to see if I could turn a photo into a cushion. I like to plan out my designs on graph paper before watching them grow into woolly pictures!