A woman with long, wavy hair is drawing in a notebook whilst sitting outside. She is wearing a patterned white dress

I love your delicate drawing style — have you always gravitated towards that kind of style or did you play around with a lot of different looks before you found it?

I’ve always painted and drawn very small, delicate things, even as a child, but I definitely played around with a lot of different styles and mediums before I found a style that I felt was true to me. I began private art lessons with I was 8 years old and was drawn to watercolour initially. I continued to paint with watercolours and sketch with pencils until I was about 16 when I made the switch to acrylics, and then oils when I started university a couple of years later. I struggled to find a style that I felt was a good fit and tried on lots of different styles before finding my creative personality.

At university, I was particularly interested in photorealism and endeavoured to create pieces that would be categorised as such but I found that colour was a huge distraction for me so I suppose that is when I really started to realise that limiting myself to black and white was good for my creative process. I enjoyed painting but found that oils and acrylics weren’t flexible enough for me so went back to watercolours. I have worked with fineliner pens since college but didn’t think of them as a viable medium in their own right until quite recently.

My work is often inspired by the places and flora that I encounter while travelling (another big passion of mine!) so I also carry a teeny sketchbook, a pencil and two fineliner pens, just in case something catches my eye or I have some time on my train journey or flight to draw, and it was only recently that I found that these little sketchbooks filled with plants and tiny houses from around the world were actually what made up the biggest portion of my portfolio — sure I had heaps of oil paintings, boxes and boxes filled with watercolour paintings, but the biggest amount of work was these little sketchbooks filled with, well, doodles. They were what I most enjoyed and where I felt most at home and authentic, and so I decided to focus on this.

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You’ve worked on photography, branding and illustration projects and even weddings. Does any one project stick out to you as a favourite?

Haha yes I do love variety in my work! I work with a lot of businesses who need an all-round creative to bring their brand vision to life and that’s where I come in. I am passionate about creating anything and everything that makes a business owner feel more connected to their brand from logo design to illustration to photography; my ability to provide all of this creative content means that I can really get to know a brand inside out, and the company has cohesive and thoughtful branding. I also work with individuals to create personal pieces like wedding illustrations and stationery, gifts and even puppy portraits! And these are equally as rewarding because I am again creating something personal and thoughtful for that person. I wouldn’t be able to pick a favourite! As cliche as it sounds, I adore my work and my clients and only take on projects that I resonate with on a genuine level so every project that I take on is something that I can get excited about and feel passionate about working on.

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Who is your favourite artist/designer right now?

Tough one! I am a long-time fan of Emma Block and Jen and Jennifer, who are both London-based illustrators and create stunning watercolour work.

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Do you have a future project coming up that you are excited about?

Oh yes! A project that I am particularly excited about at the moment is an online recipe book at that I will be putting together for a top-secret client which is super duper exciting!!! I also have some pretty funky animations in the pipeline at the moment that I am super excited for too!

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