MENU

gill.c.smith@hotmail.co.uk
instagram@gillsmithillustration
07526218086

Hello and thanks for visiting my website.

I am a freelance illustrator, living in Liverpool. I completed my MA in Children’s Book Illustration at The Cambridge School of Art in 2019. I was shortlisted for The Batsford Prize and I was a winner of the Picture This illustration competition in 2020. I illustrated Maria’s Island by Victoria Hislop and Saving The Butterfly by Helen Cooper with Walker Books. At present, I am  working on a picture book by David Almond to be published by Walker Books in 2023.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved drawing people. Getting into a character’s head, from fiction or history, and seeing the world through their eyes is a springboard for my own stories to emerge. Ordinary life and wondering about people’s experiences, preoccupies me a lot and motivates my illustrations.

Previously, I studied English Literature and later Graphic Arts. I have worked as a primary teacher, arts educator, theatre maker/designer and community arts. I also work with a collective, More Than Minutes, who capture conferences and events through large scale, live drawing. All of these experiences have brought me into contact with fascinating people and stories.

Please contact my agent, claire@holroydecartey.com to discuss potential projects.