My short ecological fairytale 'Moorland Fairground' and accompanying illustration have been published as part of The Wildlife Blogger Crowd's 'Connections With Nature: 50 moments of meeting the wild' anthology, which has now been released! You can order a copy through Kate Stephenson's website. The anthology also includes writing from Tiffany Francis-Baker, Bella Lack, Joe Harkness, and Bill Travers of the Born Free Foundation. You can watch the virtual launch event via YouTube below:
I am also really excited to reveal that two of my fish illustrations have been shortlisted in SHOAL's The Lost Fishes Art Challenge Competition 2021; the winners will be announced on October the 27th, and you can view all the shortlisted entries here.
One of my poems 'Swallows in the Moon' has been published as part of Consilience Journal, Issue 6 - it is an online science journal, and this issue's theme was 'Diversity'. All the poems in the collection are beautiful, and I'd really recommend having a read - you can do so here.
I recently co-wrote and produced an animation for Will Pearce's most recent song 'This Meadow'! He's put together the song beautifully, and you can listen to it through both mine and his YouTube channels, or via the YouTube video below:
I also designed the artwork for Will's new song "Rosaceae", which you can listen to below:
As well as designing the album artwork and singing on two of the songs (Maybug and Austroplatypus incompertus) for Will's "6-Bar Beetle Songs" mini-collection, all of which are available to listen to on his YouTube Channel.
As part of my micro-internship with Conservation Optimism in June 2021, I produced 6 draw-along videos featuring the species each of the 2021 Whitley Award Winners worked on, as well as a poster about one of the Whitley Award Winners Lucy Kemp, and her conservation work on the southern ground hornbill. All of the kids' posters are now live on Conservation Optimism's website, as well as my draw-along videos - I really hope you enjoy reading the posters and creating some artwork of endangered species! You can also watch my draw-along videos on my YouTube channel - and if you are financially able to do so, please consider buying me a coffee if you enjoyed them!
Here is one of my favourite Conservation Optimism draw-along videos to whet your appetite!
Finally, I have updated my online shop! I am selling 6 original A6 illustrations from my 'Whimsical Wildlife' series - if you'd like to purchase one, please click here. I have also updated my commissions page, and I am open for Christmas commissions! If you are interested in commissioning an art piece, please get in touch.