Hi I'm Annie, an illustrator based in Warrington, England.
Welcome to my site where you can explore my personal work, client projects & my own gift range.
Oh to storm the seven seas and set sail on an adventure! Will ye join the crew me hearties?
The Cap'n has got a bit of colour in his cheeks now so here I am bringing him to life with some textures. Can you see him pillaging the pages of a story book or frolicking across the seas on some fabric?
Character development exploring emotions with a mid-century vibe.
Mavis - The mouse who earned her wings
Mavis lives at the Mayfair London home of Lady Heath, the first woman in Britain & Ireland to hold a commercial pilot’s licence. Influenced by the go-getter attitude of the time & her landlady’s aviation adventures, Mavis longs to make a name for herself in the golden age of pioneer flying. Will our brave mouse break away from the nest? Or will the mischief cause her mayhem? What adventures lie beyond the clouds?
Here we see that Mavis is preparing to earn her wings as an aviatrix with help from her friend, Henry Hummingbird. This snazzy toy plane that they’ve found in the playroom should be just the ticket to help Mavis soar into the clouds!
Sketches & Inspiration
Inspired by the stories of World War II Spitfire Girls and female aviatrix.
Initial sketches for Henry Hummingbird
Pet Problems book cover
The trouble with pets is trying to find the right one in the first place!
Looks like Eleanor the pigeon has brought the entire contents of the nest with her! Character development for children's book illustration.
Eleanor takes her "pet" to the tallest tree in the park. I think someone's not so fond of heights!
Jazz in the park
Eleanor takes her new friend to the park for a spot of impromptu jazz.
What a performance!
Eleanor finds herself in a tricky situation with Cyril the Sea Lion.
Surface Pattern Design
Candy House Cosmetics Packaging
When surrounded by sweets as I paint it’s only natural that such influences appear in my work! Original abstract art piece in metallic watercolours makes this cosmetics packaging look as sweet as candy.
As a spectacle wearer myself I'm always on the look out for a pair of funky frames to refresh my style. These thick frames are a throw back to the rock 'n' roll days of Buddy Holly but there's a modern twist to them in these bright and bold colour ways.
Entry for Papergang competition
Pink glasses surface pattern design for gift wrap, note pad, pin badge & coaster set.
Entry for Papergang competition
Spring florals abstract surface pattern design for gift wrap, note pad, pin badge & coaster set.
Entry for Papergang competition
Bold botanicals surface pattern design for gift wrap, note pad, pin badge & coaster set.
Bold Botanicals Pattern
Inspired by lush colours and oversized leaves this pattern is a refreshing tropical twist.
Bold Botanicals Tin
Tin mock up featuring Bold Botanicals design.
Notebook and pen mock up featuring Bold Botanicals pattern.
Take a ride into the city in one of these retro style cars!
There's nothing as cute as a llama wrapped up in it's winter woollens, including some snazzy leg warmers!
Lift open the cover on my sketchbook and join me for an exploration in illustration and design!
Portrait of American suffragette Carrie Chapman Catt.
Watercolour and ink pen drawing detail of city buildings.
Exploring the urban jungle with watercolours and ink pen.
Look into my eyes...
It's all about expression in the eyes.
Candy House Abstract Art
Inspired by the sweet colours of the candy shop and the tastiness of the treats that fuel my work.
Abstract digital art piece.
Accessories for Children's Book
Eleanor is a lass after my own heart! She carries a lot of items in her super shiny rocket bag so that she's ready for anything!
Spectacles - Character Design
Masses and masses of wonderful glasses! Which would you wear?
Street scene pencil sketch
A quick sketch of the view from my window, working on settings for children's book illustration.
Pastel pink watercolour beetle
Using my pastel paints for some dreamy beetle painting. Working on a collection of these motifs for a quirky surface pattern.
In your best David Attenborough voice over: "The crimson pastel beetle can often be found resting near murky paint waters."
Drawing body poses with the help of this little dude. As you can see, he's rather excited about being a model!
Watercolour flower jar detail
Work in progress on a jar of flowers using watercolour paints.
Experimenting with metallic watercolours with this autumnal pumpkin.
My favourite medium to work with at the moment is watercolour paints. I've amassed quite a collection of paintbrushes to go with my paints collection!
Sketching ideas for the character of a little girl, Jitna, who is enjoying her first visit to a fun fair.
Anyone for a doughnut?
Feeling very hungry having painted these watercolour watermelons and iced doughnuts!
Supplies at the ready and a brew half supped! It's painting time!
The gang's all here for some monster fun!
Painting shiny botanical motifs for a surface pattern.
Birds of a feather
My what a feathery flock! Getting inky with Spectrum noir pens and a fine liner for detail work.
Digital lettering piece on the iPad using procreate app.
Halloween vibes are in the air! My drawings have started to take on a bit of a scare!
A quick character sketch of Fifi, the bunny who should be in bed but has snuck down the burrow for a midnight feast instead!
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore". Digital piece drawn on the iPad.
Sketching and Strictly Come Dancing
This is pretty much my favourite way to spend a Saturday evening. Sketching cheerful pirates whilst watching the dancing!
Starting a new sketchbook gives me the same heebie jeebies as cutting into fabric for the first time! Eeek!
100 days of portraits project
Frida Kahlo portrait using iPad pro & Procreate
Portrait of Iris Apfel using iPad Pro & Procreate
Another Frida Kahlo inspired portrait
I’ve found that flatlay photographs prove to be very appealing and gain great traction on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. They are a versatile piece of evergreen content, meaning that you can use them time and again on your blog or website, share them across your social media platforms, even use them as mock up photos for your latest designs before they even get produced as physical items.
If you are a maker, designer, author or creative in any discipline, and find that you just don’t have the time to source props, set up a shoot, work to edit the images and do this multiple times so that you have a stock source of personalised images to share with your audience, then please consider my remote product photography service.
Sewing themed flatlay
Vintage sewing paraphernalia meets modern rose gold objects in this soft, cosy flatlay photograph.
I want to make sure you are totally happy with the shoot and every aspect of the layout as with social media the content has to be authentic to you and your work.
We’ll start off with a quick chat via email about your target audience and the direction in which you want to have your product styled. I can help you source your props, select the best backgrounds to make your product stand out, and even create a Pinterest board so that we can really hone in on the right feel for your shoot. I offer a remote photo shoot service, so you simply post your items and preferred props (if you wish to source your own) directly to me.
Flatlay for a blog image
Sewing themed flatlay edited for blog purposes and promotion on Pinterest.
Once the shoot is set up I will send you a low resolution, watermarked image for approval. When everything is finalised I’ll then send the resulting images to you, ready for use on your social media accounts, your website, your marketplace, simply wherever you please!
Flatlay for journal cover mock up
My prices start from £300 for a full day but to get a tailored quote for your photoshoot please get in touch and tell me as much as you can about what you do and what you’d like from a product photography shoot.
I look forward to working with you to create a series of beautiful and captivating flatlay photographs for your business!
Inks and paints
Illustration themed flatlay
Sketchbook flatlay for use on social media.
Springtime Fields Abstract floor cushion
Watercolour art work inspired by colourful fields of wild blooms in springtime.
Springtime Fields Abstract cushions
Springtime Fields Abstract Cushion
Candy House Abstract Cushion
Bold Botanicals Cushion
Watercolour Wall Clock
Ellis Tea Set
Tea set design inspired by immigration through Ellis Island in the early 1900s and modern immigration to New York.
New York Skyline
Art work for Ellis Island inspired tea set
Ellis Island Boy
Sketch of a young boy who travelled through Ellis Island immigration offices in the 1900s.
Let your specs wearing sweetheart know you're thinking of them with this fun and playful greetings card.
Celebrate in style with a Blue Hawaiian cocktail
Unlock your personal-tea journal
Inspired by the art of tasseography, divination or fortune-telling through the reading of patterns in tea leaves, this journal encourages you to pour a cup and unlock your personal-tea.