BA (Hons) Illustration
My work is driven by subject matter and experiments with how complex issues can be communicated with sensitivity and playfulness in the form of children’s picture books. “So He Flew” was created in my third year at university and explores the friendship between a Gull and a Cat, and what happens when this unlikely friendship suddenly comes to an end. It is based on real accounts of how rituals have helped people process their grief and feel connected to loved ones that they have lost, and is all told through the eyes of a grieving gull, who is missing his friend.
The purpose of the book is to celebrate the many ways to feel and express grief, and encourage children to find a way that works for them. “Spot the Story” is a small project in which I created a collection of spot the difference Illustrations based off old fairy tales. Each difference becomes a clue, and each clue unlocks another piece of the story, allowing the audience to construct their own narrative.
Macmillan Picture Book Competition 2021: Highly Commended