I'm an illustrator, author and textile designer living in South Devon with my partner and daughter. It's a peaceful place surrounded by beautiful beaches and countryside.
I illustrate, screen print, sew and write books. I love bold, happy designs that appeal to children and adults alike. My purpose in life is to bring joy into other people's lives by creating happy illustrations for children's books, wall art, mugs and other products. I spend much of my time illustrating books and working on licensing designs but I also have a small range of products that I create for my web shop - these are often from very small editions or 'one off' items that I sell to loyal customers around the world. I design and make every item in my shop.
I've been screen printing since 2007 but prior to to this my career was in music. I came to my new career later in life in my late 30s and am a completely self taught illustrator.I particularly like design from the 50's and 60's and have a large collection of fabrics and ceramics from these periods. I love early Marimekko fabric designs and the work by Lucienne Day. I also love the artwork by Dick Bruna and Alain Gree.
I've been fortunate to have been given a three book deal with Anova (now Pavilion) - Fun With Fabric, Creative Craft With Kids and Jane Foster's Colouring Book. I have nine pre-school books published by Templar - Jane Foster's ABC, 123, First Words, Colours, Stripy Tiger Pattern Book, Black and White, Brown Bear Colour Book, Animal Sounds and Things That Go. Several more are due later this year including four city guide books for toddlers - London, New York, Washington and Paris. I also have a new children's cross stitch sewing book out in September called 'Stitching With Jane Foster' published by the US publisher Quarto.
In 2014, I won the Mollie Makes Established Handmade Business Award and in July 2017 I was invited to be on the panel of judges which was a real honour.
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