Claire Henley

Claire enjoys a varied career as a professional artist and illustrator. After studying graphic design at college in London, she began work as a designer for a textile company in the Midlands.

Feeling the appeal of the freelance life, she began designing in a variety of fields such as stationery, giftware and toy manufacture before becoming a book illustrator. To date, she has been responsible for the illustration (and sometimes writing) of more than 100 children’s books.

She enjoys experimenting with collage to create a variety of textures, and uses acrylic paints for their versatility and depth of colour. She is inspired by her love of the landscape and coastal areas of Britain.