Hello! I’m a freelance Illustrator-Artist, from Llanelli, South Wales. Currently I’m based in Lagos, Portugal, living in the van I share with my partner Matthew. I work from a desk in our van, coffee shops, beach benches or wherever I can, enjoying the freedom that comes with freelancing whilst learning from the unpredictability and fluidity of working on the road. Having grown up and then studied just a short drive from the Gower, my creative work has always been heavily inspired by the beautiful coast. I like to document the beauty I see, as well as the feelings and emotions that are tied to the places I go, subsequently creating something unique to my own perspective. I think you can see from my work that I don’t attempt to create an exact/accurate representation…instead, I like to allow my imagination to lead the way and create what it wants rather than trying to conform to what I or others might expect.
September 22nd -November 4th 2018 La Vigie, Surf Art Gallery, Biscarrosse France
December 1st 2017-Feb 1st 2018 Peg 2 Cafe, Mumbles
November 2017 Llanelli House, Llanelli
October 2017 (2 weeks) Volcano Theatre, Swansea
July 2016 New Designers, London
A few (of many) things I love …
Finding new coffee shops wherever I go. If I feel comfortable, I’ll drink lots of coffee and spend hours drawing, reading or writing.
Magazines, one of the only things I collect (I’m not talking cosmopolitan) A few of my faves: Flow, Oh Comely, Roam, Backwash and Cereal.
Waking up slowly
Being comfortable & warm
Surfing, (especially) clean longboard-able waves
Not having to wear a wetsuit - warm water is bliss
Film photography / taking polaroid pictures
Chocolate - I am 100% addicted
Attempting to keep my plants alive
Buying art supplies