I spent six years at art college where I chose to specialise in Illustration, finally 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.
I also sell limited edition prints of my work and love to illustrate for children. I produce a range of framed illustrated names and door plaques for children which I am continuously developing. I sell these via my website, facebook page, Etsy shop and at various craft markets throughout sussex.
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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