Hello!

My name is Holly and I am an artist, illustrator and author of children’s books.

I grew up in south-west Scotland and studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art where I then taught for seven years. 

I draw the things I love which is why my work is filled with animals, the natural world, and occasionally, when they are good, my children.  Character is everything to me and I enjoy the challenge of seeking out and expressing this in every drawing and painting I do. 

I love to work in colour but am equally delighted in the joys of black and white and love nothing more than a dip pen and a pot of ink to play with.

Writing and illustrating books for children allows me to say all the things and express all the feelings I want my children to know and I hope in doing so it allows other parents and carers to do the same through sharing my books with their own loved ones. 

Original artwork and prints are available to buy in the shop section but I also welcome commissions so do feel free to drop me a line and get in touch.

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