I’ve always loved books and loved picture making: so children's book illustration is my perfect occupation. As a child I never felt quite happy without both a book in my bag and a pencil in my hand. Growing up I have been very lucky and had some wonderful jobs with children, teachers and museums. Studying Illustration at Cambridge School of Art has opened so many doors- not least to Bologna Art Fair where I have been chosen to exhibit twice. My favourite thing is to respond to someone else's text and it’s a wonderful privilege to be make picture books together.