Hi, I am Abby, a children's book illustrator and orange cat specialist (qualification not yet formally recognised). I am currently living near Cambridge, UK. Sometimes I am lucky enough to holiday and work from my van ( Obi ) around Europe, with my partner and our orange cat Fry.
I am currently in the midst of the Children's Book Illustration MA (part-time) at the Cambridge School of Art (ARU). I am extremely proud to have been awarded a scholarship to attend this course from QEST (the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust). You can find me in their directory here! Or if you would like to get in touch please do. More waffle below:
I have illustrated several self-published books (five and counting!). You can even see a few of them on Amazon. These books have lead me to host school workshops on illustration & creativity, online and in-person – which I love doing. If you would like me to come into your school and teach a drawing workshop please send me an email. I offer a range of discounts and free options for schools with disadvantaged pupils and have an up-to-date enhanced DBS check.
I currently work as a student ambassador for ARU at Cambridge National Saturday Art Club.
I also teach online workshops with M.Y.O – a creative studio for all adults, especially those who are feeling nervous about getting back to drawing and painting. I started working for them, teaching in studio classes when I lived in Peckham. Since Covid and then moving up to Cambridgeshire, I lead the online workshops in drawing, painting with watercolours, origami, Macramé, Christmas wreath making, and mostly hand-lettering.
For the last five years I have also been working with companies and individuals on many types of illustration commissions. You can see a selection of the clients I've worked with below. However I am not currently taking on personal commissions while I am studying.
If you'd still like to know even more about me you can:
Read quite an old interview here.
or listen to the 2020 Creative Jungle podcast episode where Diana Muendo and I talk about creating the Big Hair Parade here.
Fortnum & Mason – The Art of the Exceptional 14th March - 19th June 2022