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I am an English illustrator with Norwegian ancestry; the subtle influence of both heritages is woven throughout my work, both narratively and the through use of colour and motif.  My style also comes from interest in vintage Art Nouveau and Victoriana illustration juxtaposed with the graphic art of the 80s, combining a clean aesthetic with organic shapes and motifs.

I have an innate curiosity that I bring to my illustrative work, whether it be factual or imaginative, creative, or informative with a focus on aesthetic experience anchored by strong research and observational drawing.  I am particular about quality and craftsmanship without environmental harm, and engage with ethical and sustainable methods of production.

I have a BSc (Hons), an MA in Illustration from Falmouth University, and am skilled in both analogue and digital techniques, with Adobe Professional Certification for After Effects motion graphics software.

I am currently studying for a Certificate in Botanical Illustration with the

Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh


MA Illustration with merit (Falmouth) 

PgCert Illustration and Animation (Coventry)

BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences (first class)


The Heseltine Gallery, online exhibition Art In Isolation 2020

Coventry University Drawing Prize Chosen Works 2018

Norwegian family photo
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