March 2023

What's happening to Eurasian curlews?

The Eurasian curlew (Numenius arquata), is a large wading bird that can be found in a wide range of habitats, from coastal areas to upland moors and even farmland. They are most commonly seen in Europe, but can also be found in parts of Asia and Africa. They are part of the family Scolopacidae, which includes sandpipers, godwits, and other wading birds.

Available again for drawing workshops with children


Last year I took a break from the drawing workshops with children, as I was working on a contract and didn't have enough time for both.

But now I'm available again to take bookings. I always combine my wildlife drawing workshops with animal facts, and, if the venue allows, with scavenger hunts – kids love them! 

So if you have been planning a book festival, or just an author/illustrator visit in your school or library, please get in touch, and I'll be happy to discuss.

Common seal, wildlife art

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Aww, could this be any cuter?
This seal dives right into your heart and steals your soul.

Also known as pinnipeds, they are found worldwide but prefer cold waters of the northern and southern hemispheres.
Swift and agile in water, these mammals come out on the surface to relax, mate and sometimes protect themselves from predators such as sharks.

Alas, they are hunted, put into captives and trained mercilessly to perform tricks in circuses and shows. Many species of seals have become extinct, and many are endangered.