Anne Wilson

Born on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic, Anne now lives in the much less remote town of Reading. Growing up, she loved picture books and one day decided that telling a story through pictures was something she’d like to do for a job. Anne studied art, receiving an MA in Illustration from Central Saint Martins, and has now illustrated over 18 picture books.

Anne’s process balances the traditional and digital. Her scalpel, dip pen and inks sit side by side with her Wacom tablet, Mac and Photoshop. She loves the physical processes of colour mixing and mark making if they’re right for the project. The results are scanned and imported into Photoshop to create a final image. She draws inspiration from nature patterns and colours, and has recently illustrated two books with Catherine Barr exploring the natural world and its wonders.