I have been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil and, encouraged by my parents, filled endless sketchbooks.  I toyed with the idea of being a journalist while at school, but inevitably drifted towards art school and a career in illustration (with seven years as a part time bookseller at Waterstone's thrown in for good measure).

I did my Foundation at St Martin's and a degree in Graphic Design at Chelsea School of Art .




                       I was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to London as a small child, where I lived until                        2005, when I settled in Hampshire with my husband, Graham, and son, Theo.  We were                         joined by Celeste, a small grey cat, a few years ago.

I've had a go at most things in the world of illustration, from magazine editorial work and advertising to illustrating poetry. I also love taking on private commissions, creating pictures and cards and have a shop on Etsy where I sell mini-zines and stickers for fun.

I work on watercolour paper and Bristol board, using Rotring Tikky pens, acrylic inks and Pro Marker pens, in a tiny room in our house, usually listening to Radio 4.

I love: coffee, rose and violet creams, croissants, Waitrose, Grayson Perry, Margaritas, flowers, stripey tops, Alan Bennett and David Sedaris, music, my family and my friends.


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Interesting facts:  I am left handed; I long for a dog - whippets, greyhounds and lurchers being my favourites; my favourite places to be, apart from home, are Ringstead Bay in Dorset and by the sea at Walberswick in Suffolk.

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