I began drawing at a young age, where plants and wildlife were always the main subjects of my paintings. My early career was spent establishing myself as a graphic designer, later specialising in book design, while illustrating remained a hobby.
In 2014 I decided to further my drawing skills by enrolling in the Botanical Illustration course at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Little did I know that in doing so, I would later refocus my career to become a botanical and natural history illustrator. In 2016 I graduated from the course with distinction, receiving the Eve Reid Bennett Award in both 2015 and 2016.
I am a keen traveller and love to take inspiration from visiting different places around the world and incorporating my findings into my artwork.
I am a member of the following organisations:
ASBA (American Society of Botanical Artists)
ESBA (Edinburgh Society of Botanical Artists)
SSA (Scottish Society of Artists)
SSBA (Scottish Society of Botanical Artists)
Silver-gilt award “Native Tree Flowers of New Zealand“ Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) London 2018
Silver-gilt award “Native Tree Flowers of New Zealand“ Botanical Images Scotia (BISCOT) 2017
Special Merit Award "Botanicals" Light Space & Time 2018
"Finalist" Circle Foundation for the Arts - Spectrum Miami Art Fair 2018
Special Merit Award "Botanicals" Light Space & Time 2017
Special Merit Award "Animals" Light Space & Time 2016
Eve Reid Bennett Award (RBGE) 2016
Eve Reid Bennett Award (RBGE) 2015
"Finalist" PANZ Young Designer of the Year 2014
"Finalist" Golden Turtle Wildlife Festival, Moscow 2014
Diploma in Botanical Illustration, with distinction 2016 (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh)
Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design, with distinction 2002 (Wanganui School of Design)