I'm from the south west of Ireland, and settled in Manchester. I value playfulness, creativity and curiosity, in myself and others. Childhood is a time of learning and stretching horizons. I want to help a child explore the world around them, widening our curiosity. For me, image making and story telling is the way that I can help a child engage with their natural curiosity. The practice keeps me curious too.
I'm pretty easily amused, and enjoy sharing simple pleasures with people; telling stories and jokes, enjoying nature and all the beautiful and interesting and silly things people make. I like having fun with my image making, and want to engage people with a bit of silliness.
I'm a graduate of the Cambridge School of Art Children's Book Illustration MA, graduating with distinction.
My debut picturebook Big Dance will be published by ChildsPlay International this Summer.
I love the puzzle of image making, and have been fascinated and perplexed by everything I've learned while on the MA. Long may the fascination continue!