Wednesday 17 November 2010

SCBWI winner

I won the scbwi (Society Childrens Book Writers & Illustrators) Undiscovered Voices Tribute Competition at the annual conference in Winchester last weekend, and I'm chuffed to bits! Tim Truong (Stripes Publishing) said it had the most competent sense of design, use of colour and understanding of the role of a cover. Wow!

John Shelley, from scbwi, has also set up an on-line gallery for the illustrator's exhibition set up at the conference. You can view this on

Friday 5 November 2010

scbwi conference illustration exhibition

The scbwi (society children's writers and illustrators) annual conference is in Winchester, 13th-14th November. There will be an exhibition of children's book illustrations. I'm really pleased my hare & tortoisehas been selected to go up.

Chutney labels

For the mountains of apple chutney we made last August.

Wednesday 3 November 2010

Black and white

Here are some b&w ink drawings of children for the educational market.

SCBWI Illustration Competition

Here are a couple of images I have produced for SCBWI (Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators)
Illustration Competition: Undiscovered Voices Tribute Challenge.
The first illustration is a cover for Adele (by Anne M Leone). This is about a young teenager who spends a summer holiday in Michigan with her aunt. When a ghostly face appears in the window, the girl discovers the house hides a dark history of slavery.

The other illustration is a cover for The Truth About Celia Frost (by Paula Rawsthorne). The main character has a disorder that leaves her in constant fear of bleeding to death. Then she is the victim of a knife attack...