I have illustrated lots of books for children, but The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau is the book I have enjoyed most so far, it is the true story about the French painter Henri Rousseau. I walked all over Paris to gather ideas and impressions about Henri before I started the pictures.
I went to art school in Cambridge, England, and studied illustration. From the word go I felt comfortable drawing pictures for books.
I work in my studio in the middle of my jungle garden. I use water colour paints and pencil crayons, but now gouache and acrylics too.