I spent six years at art college where I chose to specialise in Illustration, completing a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design and Illustration at the University of Humberside, Hull in 1995.
I then went on to work within the candle and home fragrance industry, designing packaging, product development and marketing.
It was when I had my first child that I decided it was time to make a go of working as a freelance Illustrator from my home in Angmering, West Sussex. So that is what I did, and I absolutely love it!
Over the years, I've experimented with many mediums. I tend to work mainly with acrylic paint now, as I love its versatility. I mainly draw inspiration from decorative objects and pattern, and love to produce colourful and whimsical imagery.
I spend most of my time producing illustrations for the greetings card market, and have licensed many images to Publishers in the UK and overseas.
When I'm not working on imagery for licensing, I take commissions for pet and family portraits and sell limited edition prints of my work.
I also produce a range of framed illustrated names and door plaques for children which I am continuously developing. I sell these via my website, social media and my Etsy shop.
I hope you enjoy browsing through my Gallery and Etsy shop www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JKIllustration, and hope to hear from you sometime.
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