Artist. illustrator, and author of The Bad Day. Whether you want to publish a children’s book, commission some artwork, develop your own artistic skills or simply paint for fun, I’m here to help you bring more colour and creativity to the world.
“Sometimes we hurt others,
Because we hurt inside.
It’s okay to feel sad and angry,
But it’s not okay to be unkind.”
Meg’s friend Tom is being mean to her … but is there a reason for his behaviour that we can’t see?
The Bad Day is a rhyming split-perspective book with a core message of compassion and understanding … and a hint of healthy boundaries and self-reflection.
children’s book illustration
With titles including Just As You Are, The Sockness Monster and Babs the Mystical Moon Mercat under my belt, nothing brings me more satisfaction than helping indie authors fulfil their book publishing dream.
mixed media magic
Think you can’t paint or draw? Think again! We may not all be artistic but we are all creative. Introducing Mixed Media Magic, a monthly membership for children & adults to help you develop your skills, ignite your creativity, calm your mind and—most importantly—have fun!
Whether you want to gift a family portrait, or memorialise your beloved pet, I will soon be opening commissions for coloured or pastel pencil portraits. Prices start at £120 for A4 unframed.
Meet the Author – Emma Tomlinson Turner
Emma Tomlinson Turner debuts her first children's book Babs the Mystical Moon Mercat—a cat with a magical, moonlit secret. I had so much fun...
Your ability to take our story and bring it to life is amazing – and well exceeded our expectations. You have made this whole process enjoyable and stress free for us and we cannot thank you enough for the expertise, skill, compassion, and patience…
CARLA COLEY, CO-AUTHOR OF TED AND HIS PATCHES
Michelle is so skilled and her ideas were more than just good, they were excellent, and through her illustrations she brought my story to life and helped me fulfil my dream of becoming an author. Now I have a children’s book to be truly proud of.
TRACEY MOTBY, AUTHOR OF THE FAIRY TRAIL
I’m so glad I finally bit the bullet and talked to Michelle about getting my story from an old notepad in to a real life book. Without her guidance and the beautiful expression of the characters, I’d still be talking about a pipe dream. I’m so proud of what she has enabled me to achieve.
EMMA TOMLINSON TURNER, AUTHOR OF BABS THE MYSTICAL MOON MERCAT
Working with Michelle on the design of my book cover was an absolute dream. She is the perfect book designer: intuitive, gifted and an excellent communicator. She gave me a really classic yet eye catching cover and I am so happy every time I see it. I highly recommend working with michelle.
KARA GRANT, AUTHOR OF DITCH THE PEOPLE PLEASER
I have worked with Michelle for over 3 years now and I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my designs. Michelle has a raw and innate talent for design and art. She is truly gifted and really understands what design is about and how it can help you in life and your business. She is an absolute gem x
MARINA PEARSON, RETREAT HOST
Michelle was recommended to me … I was instantly drawn to her passion and creative ideas. She seemed to just ‘get me’; from a short phone call where I explained what I did and how I worked. The design that Michelle created was a hit first time! I cannot recommend her highly enough.
ELLA-LOUISE WOODHOUSE, FOUNDER OF ELLEVATE ENTERTAINMENT