Woodfest

Woodfest

I went to “Woodfest”, Hatfield Forest’s very own weekend festival, recently.
Here’s a poster showing some of the fabulous woody characters I spied there!

Food Packaging

Chocolate Packaging

Illustrations for chocolate bar packaging

Chocolate

And here’s the chocolate bar, too!

Yawning Yoga

Yawning Yoga cover - Little Pickel Press

Exciting news! The reveal of cover artwork for my new picture book Yawning Yoga, due to be published by Little Pickle Press in February 2017.

New book

Yellow tree blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve recently completed the artwork for my new children’s picture book, so look here for news in early September!

 

 

Monster

Monster blog

One of 3000 Chairs


300 Chair blog

Christmas Greetings

Blog Xmas 2015

The Owl and the Pussycat

Pig with a ring in his nose

Owl & Pussycat 2

Owl & Pussycat 3

The Owl and the Pussycat

Happiness

Happiness

Some of the things that make me happy, including gardening, New York, yoga, my children, swimming, my bay tree, kissing, to name a few…

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel book jacket

Christmas Angel

Christmas Angel 2014

Wedding invitation

Wedding Invitation

I’ve just completed this map-like illustration for the wedding venue of Castelnau de Fezensac Village in France. I’d rather like to visit myself!

“So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky.” William James

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The Travelling Sketchbook

Just Imagine Illustrators Group (of which I’m part), have been adding to a travelling sketchbook this past year, and it’s drawing to the close of it’s journey.
Visiting illustrator Steve Lenton set the brief which was to create an image using black and white, pen and ink. The image had to include a character and have some link to the previous spread, and also to include some pattern. Twas fun and a great project to be part of!

The Travelling Sketchbook

Here is my entry, which was based around this favourite poem of mine…

A man in the wilderness said to me,
How many strawberries grow in the wood?
I answered him as I thought good,
As many red herrings as grow in the wood.

Travelling sketchbook

Merry Christmas everyone!

Christmas Antlers

Artist Partners Blog

Here I am answering questions for my new agent’s blog. have a read!

http://artistpartners.tumblr.com/post/63315523352/ap-welcomes-diana-mayo

First Birthday

First Birthday

Happy Birthday for someone who’s ONE!

Artist Partners

I’m proud to announce I have a new agency representing my work

Artist Partners

Exciting times!

Sailing

Maylandsea Certificate

I’ve been working on some sailing week certificates during the hot, dry July weather. It’s almost enticed me into taking up the sport myself!

Playground journal design

Playground Journal

Had fun playing around in the playground for this competition entry