March 8, 2014
I am an illustrator and designer from the South West of England.
My work is influenced by my time spent as a graphic designer working on a broad range of projects, specialising in pre-school gift and activity led stationery.
You can view my previous design and illustration work in the sidebar pages, this included Zany Zoo for WHSmith, Little Bugs for Sainsburys and RetroMetric for Paperchase. I now work with a broad variety of major book publishers from all around the world. Visit my online shop to view my products including mugs, greeting cards, apparel and gifts.
My Agent details: The Organisation
www.organisart.co.uk email The Organisation
Lorraine Owen – London Office
69 Caledonian Road, London, N19BT, United Kingdom
New York Office
42 Delavan St, New York, NY, 11231, United States
July 13, 2014
You can now follow me on Twitter, I’ll be tweeting work and news from here, so just click the follow button above and when you get to a screen that looks like this, you’re in the right place!
July 11, 2014
New artwork for an app. Just a taster…
July 9, 2014
Details from new artwork with fun young characters, using watercolour textures and clean vectors.
July 9, 2014
A new, more graphic, reduced colour palette I’ve been playing around with.
June 6, 2014
I’ve been working hard on a Jungle Alphabet app for Happy Owl Apps
It features 26 jungle animals or plants to represent each letter, I had an opportunity to work on the layout, branding as well as the illustrations. There are unusual jungle animals featured along with information about each one, plus colouring and letter tracing, more information to follow when it launches, for now, here is a taster of how it looks:
June 4, 2014
This is the first of 4 new books for big box entertainment, this one teaches colors/colours and patterns using fun rhymes and monsters.
December 2, 2013
This was another big project, to go alongside the Map of the World and Our Solar System I have designed a fun Map of the British Isles which is being sold as a printed canvas by Happy Spaces online Gallery:
August 15, 2013
Another little character from a recent project.
August 15, 2013
Woodland characters for the 2014 Brownie Annual, woodland characters with secret characteristics. You can find these on Pages 74-75.
June 13, 2013
I’m working on something that I’ve been putting little characters in. I may post up some of the other people now and then, but for now I can say no more…
January 22, 2013
A logo I designed for The Wood Stop, which is a furniture and interiors company run by my husband.
October 3, 2012
My business cards have arrived, this pic shows both sides:
September 18, 2012
The Solar System artwork is now available from Happy Spaces online gallery as a canvas print, shown here alongside the World Map:
I posted this on here a few days ago and then swiftly removed it because Happy Spaces were running a competition to guess the subject of this new artwork, I thought this would be too much of a clue so I took it down, congratulations to whoever correctly guessed ‘The Solar System’ from the clues.
August 17, 2012
I was delighted to receive samples of some large floor puzzles the other day from Silver Dolphin
It was a really interesting project, especially coming up with animals that began with the letters, u, x and q (Umbrella Bird, X-ray Fish and Quail).
The three puzzle sets are themed, with insects/bugs, animals and monsters. The numbers puzzle has the corresponding number of bugs in the picture, so because the snail is sitting on the 7th flower, there are 7 snails to find (each with 7 dots on their shells), 8 ladybirds and 9 bees etc…
The Monsters are decorating with different colours (or colors, as its spelt in America) and the animals are parading along a path. The puzzles are nice and large, we did them on the dining room table so our dog kept off them!
The puzzles each come with a poster with areas to stick stickers to complete the design.
June 21, 2012
I have finally finished a design of Our Solar System, I was given the idea by a customer who bought my Map of the World (see their lovely comment below). Now it’s finished and sent off to Happy Spaces for them to print up onto canvases. A great idea, lots of research and head scratching required, additional help with things I’d got wrong, thank you to my brother-in-law, but all done! It was especially fun placing each asteroid and star, as you can imagine!
“I’ve bought your fantastic First World Map and it now proudly graces my 6 year old son’s wall – his brothers are very jealous! They all love looking at it! I’ve left a review with Happy Spaces and am really hoping you’ll do a similar piece of artwork of the Solar System for the space on his other wall! One of the United Kingdom would be great too! Please keep up the outstanding work. Many thanks from a very grateful customer.” Carolyn Whitten-Brown
June 14, 2012
A new piece of work, a bit older in feel to my usual work, using line and pattern:
May 22, 2012
My baby alphabet design is now included with my other designs that are available as children’s wall art from Happy Spaces
March 14, 2012
I’ve finally finished my new baby alphabet. An a to z of things to do with babies.
I’ve used a soft colour palette and watercolour textures, and a very soft checked background. More information on the availability of this as a canvas print to follow.
March 12, 2012
South West Illustrators (of which I am a member) have a newly revamped site, featuring local illustrators and lots of new artwork:
March 8, 2012
Here are some photos of books that I illustrated for Holland Publishing, they are published by Little Star Creations an imprint of Holland Publishing. The first book (shown above) See-Saw-See Colour of a Bee is all about colours, the second, (shown below) See-Saw-See Shape of a Pea teaches children to look for shapes.
March 1, 2012
I’ve been really busy lately working on bits and pieces for Bologna Book Fair.
I found this little sausage dog character that I’d done a while ago and had forgotten about, so I thought I’d post it as its been a while…
December 14, 2011
I’ve only managed to get 4 from my baby alphabet posted up here so far as I’ve been busy on book and pattern projects. Hopefully the next time I put this work up it will be when it’s all finished!