I studied Graphic Design at Bath College of Higher Education before becoming a primary school teacher and teaching infants for several years. I then left work to have my two boys. When they were very young, they became so fascinated with cars, boats and trains that I began making pictures of the vehicles that they loved so much - stitching them onto their bedcovers, printing them onto their walls and eventually, developing ideas for picture books.
All of these books are now illustrated using collages made from many different manufactured and handmade papers - and sometimes other oddments that I find!
In March 2011, I was highly commended by the judges of the Booktrust's Best New Illustrators Award.