Rain Hare by Anna Barker

Book illustration commission

A book of short stories, Rain Hare is written by award winning author Anna Barker. Cover illustration by Karen Davis, all eight internal illustrations are my work. Published by Iron Press, release date June 2022. More details to follow.

Midnight at Longknowe

Private Commission - Linocut Print

I was asked to create a linocut print of a holiday home in the Cheviot Hills. It was to be a night time scene showing where the property was nestled in the vast valley.It sits beneath the hills with the glorious dark skies above. When I visited the property to get a sense of the place I could clearly see that some badgers had been foraging in the garden!

Celtic Crafts Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Illustration Commission - cards & giclee prints

I was asked to create bespoke cards and prints that would be exclusively stocked by Celtic Crafts, an established family business situated in a 400 year old cottage on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The designs feature the wildlife and natural beauty of this historic island just off the Northumbrian coast, which can be accessed daily via the causeway.

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Orchard House Veterinary Centres Ltd

Illustration Commission - Pet Sympathy Cards

Orchard House Vets are based in Northumberland and like to “treat your pets as if they are our pets”. When a client’s beloved pet sadly passes away, a card of condolence is sent. I designed a bespoke sympathy card for Orchard House incorporating their company logo on the back.

Conanvet Veterinary Surgeons

Illustration commission - Pet condolence cards

Conanvet is a long established independent veterinary practice in the picturesque Scottish Highlands, with branches in Conon Bridge, Gairloch, Ullapool and Fortrose. They are a mixed practice who care for animals large and small, and I was pleased to design and supply their bespoke small animal condolence cards.

Black Alpaca

Private Commission

My friend’s family breed award winning alpacas near Hexham, Nero Black Alpaca. This alpaca print was commissioned for a family gift. It is a mixed media artwork print, combining my original linocut print with digital art. Presented as a Giclée Print, expertly double mounted and conservation backed by FSC certified printers who are members of the Fine Arts Guild.