Monday, November 12, 2012

Maker's Market

I will have a stall at this market, selling a selection of my illustrated cards including some hot off the press new Christmas cards. Also a selection of limited edition pigment prints and clay bead decorations. Do come along! :D

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Christmas Boutique

After a very successful first year, the Christmas Boutique in Ranelagh Arts Centre is coming back again! It will run from the 12th-23rd December 12 days of Christmas! I will be including a selection of prints and a large selection of cards, featuring some favourites such as 'Piggy' below and some brand new designs. Watch this space for more details..

Friday, October 12, 2012

Easy Shortbread Biscuits


2oz/55g caster sugar
4oz/125g butter
6oz/180g plain flour

Preheat oven to 190C/Gas 5.

Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth, then stir in the flour a little at a time, to make a smooth paste.
Turn the mixture onto a clean surface and carefully roll out to a thickness of about 1cm.
Cut into fingers (Use a long non-serrated knife) and place onto a baking tray (I place a sheet of greaseproof paper on the baking tray).  Leave in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
Mark the biscuits with a fork and bake in the oven for approx 15 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. (*Tip take them out when they are 'just starting to colour' if you want a softer crumbly biscuit.)
Sprinkle with a little castor sugar and set aside to cool.

These biscuits are great with a coffee, tea or hot chocolate. They are also fantastic with good vanilla ice cream! :)


Tuesday, October 9, 2012


SWENY's pharmacy is a little gem in the centre of the city. Catering for multinational visitors attending the Joycean readings; 'Finnegan's Wake' on Sunday evenings and 'Ulysses' on Thursdays are my favourites, though there are readings every day. 

'Thinking of You' Sheep card above exclusively designed for SWENYs.

SWENY's Lincoln place D2.

A Selection of my Joyce cards available also from my ETSY shop

Saturday, July 28, 2012

New cards

New illustrated cards I have been working on....though I have been pressured for some time to produce 'New Baby' cards! So here they are 'Its a Girl' and 'Its a Boy' cupcake cards :)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hi all! I am working on an illustration project and the theme is dreams, inspired by the unique content of people's dreams. So I am looking for your dreams. If you would like to send one, please send it via message or email. This is purely for visual/artistic purposes and will be treated confidentially. The whacky, weird and wonderful....I look forward to reading them :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ok so finally I'm a published illustrator! :) I worked on this book for a charity in Bukino Faso about a year ago and they have finally got the finances together to publish. They are trying to raise money to buy goats....a very different world to ours.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

St Patrick's Bellshrine rendered in indian ink, from the Treasury collection for The National Museum of Ireland.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Some New illustrated cards I have been working on, inspired by our Irish fauna and the Natural History Museum. The illustrations are rendered in indian ink with colour added. More to come!:)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Portrait series 'Dylan'

I may be looking for faces to illustrate in the near future...this is a recent drawing of a reluctant model