With a twinge of sadness, I've decided it's finally time to bid farewell to my blogspot. Thanks to those of you that have followed me on here and left comments over the past six years. It's nice to look back at the various projects I've done, and see how my work has evolved and developed during that time.

From now on, please follow me on 
where I'll be posting about my news and illustration work more regularly.

So long blog!
Lucy x



Excited to announce the arrival of my latest children's book 'Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures', published last week by Wide Eyed Editions. 

The book is an illustrated collection of some of history's most fascinating dinosaurs - from the terrifying T-Rex, to colonies of cheeky Caiuajaras. Each scene focuses on a different dinosaur species, and is full of fun facts to learn and interesting things to spot. There are also continent maps throughout the book, packed with loads more things for readers to discover about the prehistoric world! Some photos of the book and inside spreads can be seen below...

 This was another great project to work on with the team at Wide Eyed. 'Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures' is out now in bookshops around the UK, and available to buy online here.

Front Cover
On display at Waterstones Piccadilly
Dinosaur Endpapers

World Map
Warning off enemies with Stegosaurus
Catching lunch with Pterodaustro
Fishing with Baryonyx
Nesting with the Caiuajaras
Migrating with the Girrafatitan
Bringing up baby with the Plesiosaurus
Intimidating rivals with the Gigantoraptor
Armouring up with the Antarctopelta



Some bits and bobs I've drawn this month...



London folk! This Saturday myself and studio pal Rosanna Vitiello will be leading a 'Lost Rivers' walking tour, in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary art & design practice Moments Like This (momentslikethis.org).

The walk will be tracing London's lost River Fleet from mouth to source - starting at the Thames, and then following it's route backwards through the city to Hampstead Heath ponds. We plan to finish the day with a swim and a picnic too (weather permitting!) so hope to see you there...

To sign up to the walk and find out more information please click on the Facebook link here:



Bits and pieces of things I've been drawing lately. Development work for new characters and stories...



Some photos to share from the UKLA International Conference in Glasgow earlier this month. I was there for the presentation of 'Our Class Loves This Book: The John Downing Award 2017'.

A big thanks again to the UKLA for selecting 'Atlas of Adventures' for the award, and to Neston Primary School for creating such an amazing display of work in response to the book. 

To read about the award and see more photos from the night please click here and here.

UKLA awards ceremony and gala dinner held at Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Myself and Neston Primary School collecting our awards
'Atlas of Adventures' on display in the UKLA bookshop

Examples of work from Neston Primary School students, created in response to spreads from 'Atlas of Adventures'. Class projects included: building famous London landmarks, interviewing the Mona Lisa in Paris, and writing diary entries from an Antarctic expedition to see the Emperor Penguins!   



This Sunday 9th July from 12-6pm, myself and good pal Helen Hancocks will be flogging our wares down at the House of Illustration's Summer Fair in Kings Cross.

We'll be selling lots of illustrated goods, including signed copies of all our books - plus postcards, prints, badges and much more! 
For more details of the fair and where to find us please click here. Hope you can make it!



After many months of drawing, I'm excited to say that I finished wrapping up the artwork for my new book this week! A selection of some of the strange creatures that feature inside can be seen below.

Written by Emily Hawkins, 'Atlas of Dinosaur Adventures' is the fourth book in the 'Atlas of' series, and will be published by Wide Eyed Editions later this year (October 2017).  Click here to read a bit more about the book and pre-order a copy. More info to follow soon...



Delighted to announce that 'Atlas of Adventures' has been selected by the UKLA as winner of the first whole school submission for 'Our Class Loves This Book: The John Downing Award 2017'.

The school in question, Neston Primary School in Cheshire, produced a collection of work from every class in response to 'Atlas of Adventures' - from history and geography, to art and creative writing. More information about their work and The John Downing Award can be found here and here.

I'll be attending the annual UKLA International Conference in Glasgow at the beginning of July to present Neston Primary with their award.



At the end of last year I was delighted to be asked to contribute to a new exhibition at Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books in Newcastle. The exhibition is called 'Bears!', and showcases all different sorts of bears that have featured in children's literature over the years.  

It was an honour to have some of my work from 'Atlas of Animal Adventures' included in the section of the show all about real bears. Two prints from the book are displayed (Black Bears & Polar Bears), alongside some of my original drawings and sketches.

A couple of weekends ago I headed up north for the exhibition's launch party on 17th Feb. It was so great to be able to see all the work on display, and also get to have a look around the brilliant Seven Stories. Well worth a visit if you're in the Newcastle area!

'Bears!' is now open and runs for a year at Seven Stories, then will tour around the rest of the UK. More information about the show can be found here, plus some photos from the launch can be seen below:

Some of the different 'bear' books & artwork on display inside the exhibition
Plus bear costumes to dress up in!

My framed prints and original sketches from 'Atlas of Animal Adventures'

Map showing where different bears come from around the world
Featuring some my bear illustrations - blown up big!
A quick polar bear doodle I drew on the night
A selection of books from the 'Bears!' exhibition on display in the Seven Stories bookshop