Botanical Illustrations

October 01, 2017

Some images selected from The Edible City: A Year of Wild Food by John Rensten.

Alexanders + Wild Marjoram Burdock Cherry Chickweed Common Sorrel Dandelion Day Lily Fennel Horn of Plenty Japanese Knotweed Mangnolia Miner's Lettuce Porcini Ribwort Plantain Rowan + Cherry Plum + Crab Apple Sea Beet Sea Buckthorn Sweet Chestnut

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The Poldark Colouring Book

September 22, 2016

Here it is. The Poldark Colouring Book.


Buy Here

Here are a couple of nice pages:



And for a free downloadable colouring page – click here


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The Edible City

August 17, 2016

Look out for The Edible City – in the shops in September. I really enjoyed illustrating all the plants featured in this book by Forager John Rensten .



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ROADS Children’s Classics – The Bookseller

August 12, 2016

The Bookseller pg 1 The Bookseller pg 2

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The Jungle Book – ROADS Children’s Classics

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Roads Children’s Classics

“ROADS is a contemporary and highly creative lifestyle brand based in Dublin, Ireland. The Group consists of three companies: ROADS Fragrances, ROADS Publishing and ROADS Entertainment. Founded by businesswoman and entrepreneur Danielle Ryan, the brand is built around the cornerstones of present-day culture, freethinking, storytelling, original design and intelligence. ROADS acts as a curator, researching and filtering interesting contemporary subject matters or themes. These themes then create the platform for each of our projects, be it a book, film or fragrance.”

ROADS are currently publishing a set of Children’s Classics. They asked me to provide illustrations for these well-known titles which has been a total dream-job. The first three titles to be published are The Jungle Book, The Happy Prince and Other Stories and The Secret Garden.

Here are some of the illustrations from the books.


The Jungle Book - Chapter 2 copy

The Jungle Book - Chapter 3 copy

The Jungle Book - Chapter 6 copy

The Happy Prince - Chapter 2 copy

The Happy Prince - Chapter 4 copy

The Happy Prince - Chapter 6 copy

The Happy Prince - Chapter 7 copy

The Happy Prince - Chapter 8 copy

The Secret Garden - Chapters 10,11,12 copy

The Secret Garden - Chapters 13,14,15 copy

The Secret Garden - Chapters 25,26,27 copy


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Mindful Doodling

August 10, 2016

I have been a bit busy with new children and moving house alongside work during the last couple of years. Hence the late post regarding the publication of Mindful Doodling.


Mindful Doodling




“Calling all fans of colouring in looking to take the next step. Every page of Mindful Doodling by Gwen Burns has something beautiful for you to finish however you like. Pattern your way to relaxation and improved concentration and create your own unique images.

As you move through the book, you’ll gradually find more and more space to express yourself until you’re confidently filling the page with your own designs.

Let go of the stress around you and discover the pleasure of mindful doodling.”


Here are some images from inside:

Calm Doodling - cat on bed copy Calm Doodling - Child in duvet copy Calm Doodling - dogs in coats copy Calm Doodling - double - camels copy Calm Doodling - double - princess and pea copy Calm Doodling - sink copy


Here are some examples of how to use the images. Although you don’t have to colour them in.


Calm Doodling - Big Tree Coloured copy Cover Circles Version 7 copy



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The Letters Page

I had the pleasure of providing illustrations for issue 6 of The Letters Page.


The Letters Page is a literary journal in letters, published by the School of English at the University of Nottingham and edited by Jon McGregor. We publish essays, stories, poetry, memoir, travelogue, and criticism; but all in the form of letters. We are interested in the literary traditions of letter-writing, and in the idea of correspondence in a digital age. We would love to hear from you”


You can download all previous issues here:


The Letters Page1 The Letters Page 2 The Letters Page 3 The Letters Page 4

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Who Killed Cock Robin?

January 06, 2014

Every year I make an illustrated diary for a christmas gift. This year I chose the creepy poem Who Killed Cock Robin? as subject matter:

Cock RobinWho Killed Cock Robin?Who Saw him Die?

Who Caught his Blood?
Who'll Make the Shroud?
Who'll Dig his Grave?
Who'll be the Parson?
Who'll be the Clerk?
Who'll be Cheif Mourner?
Who'll bear the Pall?
Who'll Carry the Link?Who'll Toll the Bell?All the Birds of the Air

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Birthday Birds

October 21, 2013

Birthday Bird Red Birthday Bird Yellow

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