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Hi, I am Abby, an illustrator and orange cat specialist (qualification not yet formally recognised). I am currently living near Cambridge, but sometimes I live and work from my van, Obi with my partner and our aforementioned orange cat – Fry.

 

In most exciting news, I am now one year (of two and a half) into the hallowed 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 very varied and eclectic directory here! Naturally I will be even worse at keeping my website and instagram up to date with current projects so please do get in touch to find out what I am up to.

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I have illustrated several self-published books (five completed and more in progress). You can even see a couple of them on Amazon! These books have lead me to host school workshops on illustration & creativity, online and in-person – which I love! If you would like to book me to come into your school and teach a drawing workshop please send me an email. I offer a range of discounts for schools with disadvantaged pupils and have an up-to-date enhanced DBS check.

 

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, and it was great practise for speaking to larger groups – something that used to make me want to curl up into a ball and die. Now I lead online workshops in drawing, painting with watercolours, origami and 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.

Exhibitions

Fortnum & Mason – The Art of the Exceptional 14th March - 19th June 2022