I have researched, designed and illustrated large format postcards for about ten years. After leaving school I trained as a cartographer so have always had a love of maps, an interest in calligraphy and a fascination with old illustrated books and unusual postcards. After moving to a house in the centre of Bath, opposite a residence in which Jane Austen had stayed with her family, I became intrigued by the sight of tourists trying to identify the actual house. It occurred to me that a map-based postcard illustrating the family’s many moves, together with aspects of Jane’s life in Bath, might be of interest to her many admirers.
Postcards illustrating Jane’s novels, a series on Dickens then Shakespeare followed. Family visits to First World War battlefields inspired the first card of a military series. I now live and work just outside the beautiful city of Bath.