For over 45 years, I have pursued my passion for illustration, having drawn daily from a very young age. My journey led me to specialize in botanical and scientific illustration, where I immersed myself in nature, contributing to numerous prestigious projects, including journals, books, floras, and scientific papers for esteemed institutions like the RHS and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. I was very proud to receive four Gold Medals for my scientific work during this time as well as be the youngest elected fellow of the Linnean Society, apart from Darwin!
Marriage and two boys led to a change of scene and career. Presently, I hold the position of Head of Design and Technology at a renowned Prep School in Northamptonshire, where I thoroughly enjoy teaching but in my spare moments, I find solace and inspiration in my beloved Rotring pen, creating illustrations of my second favourite subject after nature – food.
Inkyjinks, a slightly whimsical venture, initially conceived for a bit of fun in 2017, began with drawings of cheese! However, it has evolved into a thriving enterprise, with my foodie illustrations now making their way to food festivals across the UK and gaining popularity worldwide through online platforms - and they are so much fun to draw!