Artist Spotlight: Maeve Haslett

Hi! I'm Maeve and I'm from Belfast, Northern Ireland but currently live in Surrey, England where I am Head of Art at a secondary school. Even though I consider myself an illustrator now, I actually studied Textile Art as my degree, which I completed in 2015. I like to think this is where my love for texture has come from! Read more →

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Artist Spotlight : Ruth Bennett
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Hi! I’m Ruth, and I currently reside in a small country village in Norfolk, England. I have always been creative and love to doodle. As a kid I would constantly doodle all over my workbooks in school! I studied animation at university and since graduating I have worked as a freelance illustrator for The Bright Agency. I love picture books and creating exciting stories in my head so feel very lucky to be working in children’s illustration at the moment! I also love creating fun, silly characters and will occasionally dabble in animation as well.
Artist Spotlight: Stephanie Buosi
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Hi! I love long walks and hiking trails, fresh baked bread straight from the oven, and sunny parks with lots of grassy hills; they make for the best reading spots. I have a professional background in digital marketing within the publishing industry, but have recently made the switch to working for a non-profit organization specializing in supporting libraries, a job change I’m very excited about. One big thing about me is I’m a huge bookworm. The other, is that I never leave my house without a sketchbook and a prisma pencil. I’m mostly self-taught, and have just recently made a serious commitment to learning more about children’s book illustration. So far I'm taking classes, developing my portfolio, and just soaking in as much as I can (and meeting some fabulous artists along the way!)
Artist Spotlight: Heather Dryden
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Hi there, I live in the leafy London suburbs in a Victorian cottage with my husband, two kids, two bunnies and an old bagpuss. My background is in video editing and motion design and I’ve been freelancing in this for the last 13 or so years. I’ve always drawn since I was young and it’s always been a hobby of mine. The real focus on my art and drawing for kids came about when I had kids myself! For the past 5 years or so I’ve been taking A LOT of courses in children’s illustration and investing a lot of time in my sketchbook, finding my style and learning more about the industry. I also write, so have plenty of kids' book ideas going on in the background, this gives me a lot of focus for my art too.