At the end of last year I was delighted to be asked to contribute to a new exhibition at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books in Newcastle. The exhibition is called 'Bears!', and showcases all different sorts of bears that have featured in children's literature over the years.  

It was an honour to have some of my work from 'Atlas of Animal Adventures' included in the section of the show all about real bears. Two prints from the book are displayed (Black Bears & Polar Bears), alongside some of my original drawings and sketches.

A couple of weekends ago I headed up north for the exhibition's launch party on 17th Feb. It was so great to be able to see all the work on display, and also get to have a look around the brilliant Seven Stories. Well worth a visit if you're in the Newcastle area!

'Bears!' is now open and runs for a year at Seven Stories, then will tour around the rest of the UK. More information about the show can be found here, plus some photos from the launch can be seen below:

Some of the different 'bear' books & artwork on display inside the exhibition
Plus bear costumes to dress up in!

My framed prints and original sketches from 'Atlas of Animal Adventures'

Map showing where different bears come from around the world
Featuring some my bear illustrations - blown up big!
A quick polar bear doodle I drew on the night
A selection of books from the 'Bears!' exhibition on display in the Seven Stories bookshop



Hello all! Some belated good news to share... 

Earlier this month 'Atlas of Animal Adventures' won the National Book Tokens Children's Travel Book of the Year category at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2016

It was a great surprise and honour to have won, and a really nice way to kick start the year. Big thanks again to Stanfords and National Book Tokens for a great evening, and for all their support of the book. The awards were announced at a gala dinner on 2nd February, and each winner was presented with a personalised antique globe trophy. 

Click here to read more about the award and the other six winners of the night. You can also see some photos from the awards ceremony below...

A selection of shortlisted books on display
All the shortlisted books in the 'Children's Travel Book of the Year' category
Collecting my award on stage
Personalised hand-made globe trophies for each winner
 Close up of my trophy
All seven winning books on display in the window at Stanford's Covent Garden store



Very excited to announce that 'Atlas of Animal Adventures' has been shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2016! It's an honour to be nominated, especially alongside all the other great books in my category (the 'National Book Tokens Children's Travel Book of the Year').

To read more about the award and see the full shortlist please click here or here.
A big thanks to Edward Stanford Ltd. for the nomination. Will keep you posted on any future news...


HELLO 2017

Happy New Year one and all! Hope you had a good'un.

I'm starting 2017 in my new art studio, and drawing lots of dinosaurs for an exciting book project due later this year. I'll be posting more snippets of my work over the coming months, so keep watching this space for news, updates, and strange prehistoric creatures!