After working in public finance for 16 years I decided that was quite enough and went to art school: Cambridge School of Art, UK, to become a children's illustrator. Since graduating with an MA in Children's Book Illustration, I have been immersed in the children's book world. When not working as a freelance illustrator and book cover designer, I spend my time writing, sketching, critiquing, participating in exhibitions and workshops, teaching English and art. I also paint. A recent move to a beautiful little coastal town in Spain means I never have to look far for inspiration. Other pleasures currently include: learning Spanish, small music festivals, all things 'film' and wandering around Spain in my trusty Ford Focus.