Hi, I’m Josie, an illustrator from Hampshire in the UK. I live on the edge of a small town with my husband and son and our beautiful rescue dog Mary.
One of my earliest memories is of me sitting drawing with my Grandma on a small lined notepad using only a biro. And I have been told I once taught my little sister how to draw a teddy bear on the living room wall!
Illustrating digitally is something I have only learned in the last few years, and I love the versatility this medium provides. It is like having the supplies of your favourite art shop in the palm of your hand. I also like to work traditionally and always take my watercolours and sketchbook on family holidays gathering inspiration for my portfolio.
My passion is illustrating children’s books. I find drawing a new character’s eyes is always exciting: once they are drawn, I feel that the character has begun to come alive. For me, this is when the magic happens, and now they can begin to tell their story.
I hope you enjoy looking around my website. If you have any questions or if there is a project you wish to discuss please do get in touch.