ABOUT CLAIRE LEWIS

  • I’m a picture book author/illustrator (and languages course book writer) living in Devon, UK. I have three boys and a very naughty (but charming) border terrier. My stories tend to be character-driven: I love designing new picture book characters both as illustrator and author, developing them visually and by imagining their voice through dialogue. I pitched my first picture book on stage in The Hook at my first SCBWI BI conference last year (2019). Six of my badge designs were runners up in the conference badge competition and one of my illustrations was selected for the SCBWI BI Annual Advent Calendar 2019. Successes so far in 2020 have been an honourable mention in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Valentiny writing contest and a place on the longlist for the WriteMentor Children’s Novel Award 2020. You can find my portfolio and blog on my website.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I’m a picture book author/illustrator based in beautiful Devon in the UK. I’ve been an SCBWI member for a year now and have greatly appreciated the SCBWI British Isles events for illustrators such as portfolio reviews and masterclasses. This year I will also be attending some illustration masterclasses at the House of Illustration in London. I use traditional media for my illustrations (soft pencil, ink, pen, gouache, watercolour) but add layers and finishing touches in photoshop. You can find my portfolio on my website. 

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