Catherine graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 1996 with a 1st class Honours Degree in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphic designer in London ever since, in recent years running her own business. Her love of combining words, images and making stories led her down the exciting path of studying for a part-time masters degree in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, graduating with distinction in 2021. Catherine was longlisted for the Association of Illustrators World Illustration Awards in 2020 and 2022. She also won a Hiiibrand Merit Award in the Unpublished Picturebooks category in 2022.
Catherine lives in London with her husband and two children, aged 12 and 15 who inspire her work. When not drawing and designing Catherine loves to read, knit , bake and cycle.
World Illustration Awards 2020 and 2022 Longlisted Artist
Hiiibrand 2021 Merit Award