This is a series of linocut prints made whilst researching my family tree. As is often the case, lots of the men had wonderful nicknames and I was able to find out quite a lot about their lives. Sadly similar information about the lives of the women was quite scant and often only described them in terms of who their fathers or sons were. I tried to bring those women back to life by imagining how they really felt about their husbands’ nicknames.
(I had forgotten how calming lino carving could be!)
Queen of the Winter Circus
This book has been created as part of my MA studies in Children’s Book Illustration. It tells the story of the incredible life of Rosa Bouglione, who was born in 1911 and died in 2018. Born in a caravan on a snowy winter night, Rosa was a renowned circus performer who went on to become the doyenne of the Cirque D’Hiver in Paris with many tales to tell of her extraordinary experiences.
A collection of characters and performers who form the background to my story of Rosa Bouglione, “The Queen of the Winter Circus”
My Wobbly Week
A book about a girl and her grandpa and what happens when she gets a wobbly tooth. Created as part of my MA project.
This character was developed from one of my drawings of animals while I was making “The Queen of the Winter Circus” and features in the parade.
I decided to develop him further. His story is still fermenting!
Breakfast in Bed
Two children decide to surprise their parents with a treat….. A little story created as part of my MA project.
Z is for Zebra
This was a lino print made for an Alphabet book created with my fellow MA colleagues to help raise money for our final show.