selling at an Etsy fair last autumn

Hi, I’m Tink. As an illustrator I have one goal – to find the joy in every day.

I began drawing after coming home with clinical depression and severe anxiety nearly three years ago. After hardly picking up a paintbrush since I left school, I quickly transitioned from cheap paint palettes to specialist materials, and now I’m lucky enough to work from my own studio in a shepherd’s hut.

working in watercolour and gouache paint

I combine analogue and digital painting to create vibrant illustrations of the inspirational people and beautiful plants of my dreams. I love using bright colours, and playing with texture, to make striking work in my own style.

In the rare moments I’m not drawing, or thinking about drawing, you will most likely find me charity shopping, or trawling antique fairs. I also love fossil hunting at my local beaches on the Jurassic Coast, and watching (and rewatching) David Attenborough or Louis Theroux documentaries.

a jungle spread from my sketchbook

I run my own online shop selling prints and other goodies, which you can find here.

For my latest work, find me on Instagram here, which I treat like a visual diary.

I also teach on Skillshare, find my classes here.

And I’ve just begun vlogging over on Youtube, which you can find here.

If you’d like to make something lovely together, please get in touch.

working digitally, in Procreate on the iPad Pro