I am an Illustrator, Artist and Experienced Freelance Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. Following the release of Icky Sticky, I can now say with pride that I am also a Published Author.
I am a UK based and love creating artwork using a mix of mediums including acrylics, inks, watercolour and gouache.
I have worked as a designer for many years and have been extremely lucky to travel the world with my career following graduation in 2004 with a first-class honours degree in contour fashion. I have also been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the big high street names including Next, Topshop, TK Maxx and Sainsburys during my years as a designer.
After having my three children I found myself increasingly drawn back to my first love of art, illustration and writing. From a very young age I found great joy and solace in being creative.
I have worked in collaboration with three authors since refocusing my career in 2019 and have self published these three children’s books...
The Long Journey Home by Kay Scott Jarvis
Where’s The Moon by Michael Ward
I’ll Be There by Emilee Jayne Wells
I've just completed my new book Icky Sticky which, I’ve both written and illustrated myself with the official release date of 18th April 2021.
My illustration style is a mix of traditional and digital. All artworks begin with hand drawings and sketch work followed by hand painting which, I then develop further digitally using Photoshop. I have also created illustration prints using Procreate.
I produce and sell print illustration artworks via my Etsy shop and the link to this can be found on the 'Prints' section of this website. Some of my horse watercolour illustrations can also be found on the British Horse society shop.
Alongside my illustration work I spend time painting where possible and I have completed a number of fine art commissions.
Further details of this can be seen on my other Instagram account @bec_tonks_art
Predominantly working from my home studio in Staffordshire, I love to experiment with mixed media when I feel the artwork calls for it. I try to carry a pencil and sketchbook with me everywhere as I am a self confessed doodler! There is also always a notebook on my bedside table as quite often verses for my next story will come to me as I am falling to sleep.
For more information regarding commissions or contract work please get in touch.