Train 10.5.16

Posted by May 20, 2016

On the train to London for work, musing over my recent troubles with sketching.  I worry that storyboarding has made me too impatient to handle a longer drawing.

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Urban sketching

Posted by May 19, 2016

A sketch of William Pitt, in Pembroke College, Cambridge.


It was way too cold for the allotted 2hrs of drawing; after managing that one I produced worse and worse work until I gave up and went off for hot chocolate.  I am clearly a fair weather sketcher.  Also I do get a bit bored drawing buildings, even though I love looking at them when someone else does them.

Hot choc_

Permanent TSB

Posted by May 5, 2016

I have a load of post-maternity leave work that I can’t put up yet because it’s still in production but this one was turned around quickly – for Academy/directing duo Twin, for Permanent TSB.  You can see the full board here.


Posted by November 11, 2015

Hello out there… so I am

Back To Work D_

You can see work from before I went on maternity leave here, including the award-winning SSE campaign, Coca-Cola and 3M.  Get in touch if you need a storyboard doing! / +44 (0) 7973 633 982.

RHS Companion to Scented Gardens

Posted by November 17, 2014

These are garden plans I painted for the recently published RHS Companion to Scented Gardens by Stephen Lacey. I was given the layout and plant names and then maxed out my Pinterest saving pictures of each one to refer back to.   I enjoyed this job – orderliness and plants, a satisfying combination for a control-freak nature lover like myself.

gravel garden..

Gravel Garden Illustration_2

mixed border..

Mixed Border Garden Illustration_2

shady garden..

Shady Garden Illustration_2

and sunny garden.

Sunny Garden Illustration_2

Scented gardens photo 2_

Scented gardens photo_

Lycra storyboard

I was asked to just do the end frames for a scene in a Lycra commercial, shot by Philippe Andre, as part of their ‘Lycra Moves You’ campaign.

Lycra neat 1_

M&S Back to School

Key frames for the M&S 2014 Autumn Back to School campaign.. some very cute ads here directed by Si&Ad at Academy.

M&S Back to school_blog

IBM ‘People for Smarter Cities’ storyboard

This was a 2014 storyboard for IBM’s ‘People for Smarter Cities’ campaign, directed by Phil Robson at The Mill.  People using tape and chalk to write/draw things on their city are used to promote the idea of big ideas springing up locally.  You can see the finished ad here and rest of the board here.

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Scottish Referendum storyboard

Topical! I did the storyboard for this Scottish advert promoting an information leaflet for the referendum, directed by Nadia at Academy. You can see the rest of the board here.

Scot Referendum Board 1_

Loch Lomond

Posted by September 9, 2014

Phew, I’ve had no space left on my website but have now moved to my friend’s server at Technosiren and can finally update it.  Husband and I went to Loch Lomond for a week earlier in the summer, here are some sketches:

Loch Lomond 1_

Loch Lomond 3_

Loch Lomond 2_