While spending a year in Provence I finished my debut picture book,from FSG Books for Young Readers/Macmillan). My second book, LITTLE JUNIPER MAKES IT BIG will follow in 2019, and in 2020 a third as-of-yet untitled book will hit the shelves, also from FSG.
I studied visual communication and animation at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and later at the Edinburgh College of Art. My first tale was not a book but a wordless animated short film,(screened at festivals from Newfoundland to Brazil). With a degree in Media Arts I transitioned into character and product design before returning to my first love; illustrating children’s books (an art form that involves 5,368 less drawings than a six minute film).
I live and work on a small island in the Salish Sea with my wee family, and giant dog.