Debi Gliori is well known for both her picture books and her novels for children and has been shortlisted for all the major prizes, including the Kate Greenaway Award (twice) and the Scottish Arts Council Award.
Natalie Russell teaches Illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and writes and illustrates picture books in her studio in Broughty Ferry.
Ross’ Greenaway short listed book The Elephantom was adapted into an acclaimed play by those clever National Theatre War Horse people. There’s a Bear on My Chair was also short listed for the Greenaway and won the inaugural Amnesty CILIP Honour.
Helen Stephens is the award-winning illustrator of Fleabag, How To Hide A Lion, and The Night Iceberg.
Maisie Shearring was born in Hull. She studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with a First Class Honours degree, in 2013. Maisie achieved an MA in Picturebook Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. From an early age she has loved reading and enjoys making her own narratives from which to illustrate. Maisie is […]
Chris was born and raised in West Yorkshire where he still lives with his family. He is one of twenty studio artists at the prestigious Dean Clough Mills arts and business complex. His published work ranges from picture books to young fiction and throughout a long career he has also produced theatre posters, editorial cartoons […]
Petr studied painting at the Academy of Fine Art in Prague from 1988. He graduated as a Master of Fine Art in 1994. As a student Petr met his English wife Claire and in 1995 they moved to England. Petr started to write and illustrate books soon after his first child was born. The first […]
Sara Ogilvie is an award-winning illustrator and printmaker. Dogs Don’t do Ballet, her first picture book with writer Anna Kemp, published in 2010 for Simon and Schuster. Since then her picture book collaborations have made numerous shortlists including The Roald Dahl Funny prize (3 times) Sainsburys Picture Book awards (twice) and the Waterstones Childrens Prize. […]
Sue Heap, who mentored Kasia Kasia Matyjaszek, studied photography at Hull College of Art.