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

Big Box Entertainment books

August 18, 2014

big box book spines

big box books

My latest printed canvases

August 18, 2014

Boys alphabetdream bigYou can click here to follow the link to my HappySpaces page.

July 14, 2014

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!

LH Twitter header pic

July 11, 2014

anaconda tempNew artwork for an app. Just a taster…

July 9, 2014

 

Girl Mermaid

Boy astronaut

Details from new artwork with fun young characters, using watercolour textures and clean vectors.

July 9, 2014

PrintA new, more graphic, reduced colour palette I’ve been playing around with.

Stick and Play Books

July 9, 2014

Fun sticker activity books which I illustrated for Ladybird.

Dress-Up fun coverPrincessesCircushair stickersDress-Up jobs coverDiverBalletjobs sticker

World Cup

June 12, 2014

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Jungle Alphabet App

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:

Lets go logo detail

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Monster Colors

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.

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Patterned Bears

June 4, 2014

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Lift The Flap Books – Numbers, Colors, Animals & Words

June 4, 2014

4 lift the flap books which I illustrated for big box entertainment.

Peekaboo Numbers CoverBBE_LTF_NmbrsSpd 5 Dolls col artPeekaboo Colors CoverPeekaboo Colors yellowPeekaboo Animals CoverPAB_AniSpd7 SnailPeekaboo Words CoverPeekaboo Words suitcases

 

Map of The British Isles

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:

LH British Isles Map live text newest

LH World  Map live text

LH World  Map live text

LH World  Map live text

LH World  Map live text

LH World  Map live text

LH World  Map live text

LH World  Map live text

LH World  Map live text

LH World  Map live text

New Mix and Match Books

December 2, 2013

These were 2 books which I worked on with Egmont UK for Sandy Creek an imprint of Sterling Publishing. They are Mix and Match Board Books with muddled up pictures to match up in the right order:

Egmont Pig and Train coversBee pageFish pageGold fishStable col artGold fish bowl col artPig in mudThey are available from Barnes and Noble, USA: Does a Pig Sleep in a Bowl, Does a Train Fly Through the Sky. I did all the sketches and colour work for Does a Pig Sleep in a Bowl, and both book covers. Due to work commitments the inside colour artwork was worked up by Fred van Deelen for Does a Train Fly Through the Sky.

Hiker

August 15, 2013

Hiker

Another little character from a recent project.

Brownies Artwork

August 15, 2013

Brownies Artwork

Woodland characters for the 2014 Brownie Annual, woodland characters with secret characteristics. You can find these on Pages 74-75.

Skier

June 13, 2013

skier

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…

Easter and Princess Activity Books

June 3, 2013

Easter cover pic

Easter draw pattern pg picEaster maze pg picEaster shadow bunny pg picEaster wash line pg pic

Princess cover pic

Princess godmother pg picPrincess id card pg picPrincess wardrobe pg picPrincess maze pg pic

Two activity and sticker books which I worked on for Bloomsbury and Frilly Fish Books. Click on this link for information about My Spring Activity and Sticker Book.

Click on this link for information about My Pretty Pink Princess Activity and Sticker Book.

My Business Cards

October 3, 2012

My business cards have arrived, this pic shows both sides:

Solar System For Sale

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.

Floor Puzzles and Posters

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.

Our Solar System

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

Shopper illustration

June 14, 2012

A new piece of work, a bit older in feel to my usual work, using line and pattern:

baby alphabet Canvas

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

baby alphabet

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.

Revamped South West Illustrators website

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:

See-Saw-See Books

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.


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