My EU GDPR Statement Of Data Protection Compliance

I have read the Information Commissioner’s Office guidelines for compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that take effect on May 25, 2018. This document explains how I comply. If you have given me your email address by emailing me or subscribing to my newsletter, please read this to reassure yourself that […]

By | 2018-06-21T13:47:00+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|General Updates|Comments Off on My EU GDPR Statement Of Data Protection Compliance

It’s New Year Resolution time again!

There is a slightly doom-laden quality to January 2nd. Not only do a lot of people go back to their daily routines after the holidays, but all the mass media images of tinsel, bubbly and celebration have already morphed into bright, hard-edged images of summer holidays, weight reduction and home improvement. After a couple of […]

Children’s spooky Halloween art and bookmaking workshop at The Little Bookshop in Leeds

Are you looking for fun creative Halloween workshops in Leeds for the kids?

On Sunday the 29th of October, I will be leading two fun and free art and bookmaking workshops at the brand new Little Bookshop in Chapel Allerton. We will be making simple but cool books that kids can write their […]

By | 2017-10-26T10:37:52+00:00 October 26th, 2017|General Updates|Comments Off on Children’s spooky Halloween art and bookmaking workshop at The Little Bookshop in Leeds

My new shiny redesigned author and illustrator website!

Every few years I rethink my website, usually because technology has moved on and I need to catch up. This new incarnation has come about because people look at websites on mobile devices more and more so pages need to be readable at any scale. At this point, having had a number of sites, I […]

By | 2017-10-26T10:03:14+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|General Updates|Comments Off on My new shiny redesigned author and illustrator website!

Summer Highlights: Orcas

And now for the most beautiful and terrifying highlight of my summer: watching orcas at close quarters in the Straits of Gibraltar.

When the bluefin tuna run from the Atlantic Ocean into the Mediterranean Sea, the orcas are waiting like hitmen to pick them off for dinner. We took an astonishing three hour boat trip […]

By | 2017-09-23T16:02:28+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|General Updates|Comments Off on Summer Highlights: Orcas

Summer Highlights: Return to Tallinn, Estonia

In spring 2012, I took a ferry trip from Helsinki across the Gulf of Finland for a day trip to Tallinn.

I fell in love with the Old Town’s medieval architecture, folklore and friendly people. One of the highlights of my day was a visit to the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre and

By | 2017-10-26T09:46:35+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|General Updates|Comments Off on Summer Highlights: Return to Tallinn, Estonia

Summer Highlights: Leeds West Indian Carnival 50th Anniversary Project

As summer highlights go, this one is right up there. In the spring I had the honour of being asked to create an illustrated map for the Leeds West Indian Carnival‘s 50th anniversary as part of a Heritage Lottery Grant project.

Every late August bank holiday, the Carnival brings colour, […]

By | 2017-09-23T16:02:55+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|General Updates, Illustration, My Current Projects, News|Comments Off on Summer Highlights: Leeds West Indian Carnival 50th Anniversary Project

Holiday Greetings!

I’m giving thanks for the many wonderful days this past year – and reflecting on the ones that weren’t so good. Despite enjoying the fond memories of good times, I always find I learn more from the difficult days, even if it takes a bit of time to come around to realisations. This has not been […]

By | 2017-08-21T07:38:08+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|General Updates|Comments Off on Holiday Greetings!