Looking through book shops, I would be in awe at all the wonderful book cover artworks, and how diverse they all there, it's like taking a little miniature art gallery!
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
For as long as I can remember, I only ever imagined myself doing something creative. Birthdays and Christmas lists were filled with painting supplies, sketchbooks and craft materials, and the endless collection of cardboard and paper scraps kept me well entertained.
When did you know that you wanted to become an illustrator/artist?
I was first introduced to illustration as a discipline during my art foundation course. I loved the endless possibilities of what an illustration could become.
Who or what inspired you to become an illustrator?
Looking through book shops, I would be in awe at all the wonderful book cover artworks, and how diverse they all there, it's like taking a little miniature art gallery! This was so inspiring and definitely confirmed my decision to pursue illustration.
When and where do you feel most creative?
I find going on an adventure to be the most inspiring thing, whether thats a lovely walk around where I live or travelling a trip abroad. My phone camera comes in very handy for capturing beautiful views, street art, pretty cloud formations, animals, lovely architecture... all of which inspire my work somehow.
Who is your illustration hero?
My all time hero has to be Oliver Jeffers. He effortlessly brings illustration and fine art together to create his stunning children's books.
Tell us one thing from your childhood bedroom that you treasure...
My grandfather was a furniture maker and for a birthday he made me a dolls house, furnished with beautiful miniature chairs, beds and wardrobe. Many happy hours were spent decorating the miniature rooms, moving furniture around and re imagining the little rooms.
Tell us about your workspace: is there anything you keep around you while you work to inspire you?
I always have music or a podcast playing whilst i work, so the day usually starts with finding a good playlist to pop on for the day.
What inspired you to create your M i N i B E A U design?
My party bus print was inspired by the excitement of a day trip when you're young, the exciting anticipation of where you will go, what you will see, and who you are spending the day with.
What is your favourite piece from your M i N i B E A U collection and why?
My favourite piece in the Minibeau collection is the Glasshouse mural. I love getting lost in the little corners off the greenhouse, and the hiding little animals within.