About me

martha

When I was little I loved making books. Somehow I forgot this for years and suddenly remembered it as I was about to complete my Masters in Venetian Art History. It felt a bit like finding the missing piece in a jigsaw.
I drew and drew, in between jobs working in galleries, on short films and making children’s fancy dress costumes.
By the time I illustrated my first book, One Lucky Duck by Alison Maloney (Meadowside Books 2005), I had a baby, and I’d paint whenever she napped. Ten years on I have two more children and have illustrated several more books…and am just beginning to write my own stories at last.

12 thoughts on “About me

  1. Fab, properly made me laugh. Loving the balaclavas and also liking the green and orange as colours together. I got some a new orange ink the other day, maybe I’ll have a go.

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  2. Hi Martha, It’s been a long time since I last saw you but have been catching up with Tobin regularly over the last few years. I love the pureness of the illustrations. I have my first child due next week so have just purchased the 2 finger puppet books and really looking forward to reading them to the little fella.
    Best of luck for the future and hope to catch up with the whole Florio / Lightfoot clan in the near future.
    Martin Dickson from Wortham fame

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    1. Hi Martin of Wortham fame, lovely to hear from you! Very exciting news about your baby. I’d love to send you a picture as a welcoming-baby present if there’s anything you fancy on the website…I don’t have any from the puppet books. Good luck for next week! Love Martha

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    1. Thank you Ella! Your comment has only just appeared – it’s so lovely to hear that. Don’t know what’s happened to the like button though – I’ll look into it!

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  3. Hi Isabelle, just to say I haven’t forgotten but am not online much due to a deadline, I want to take the time to think about my nominations and not rush it! Hope all’s well, Martha

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