After graduating from Canterbury College of Art, Kent, with a degree in Graphic design and working for a few years as a book designer, I began to work as a freelance artist, and I’ve illustrated over 40 books for children for a variety of authors, including Harry Secombe, Adrian Mitchell, Julia Jarman, Michael Rosen and Hilary McKay, as well as occasionally illustrating my own words too!
Now I also design cards and prints for various ages and occasions.
After many years in London and even more in Suffolk, I’m now settled back in Kent with artist David Hayward. I have a studio at the Creek Creative building in Faversham, where I work rather untidily, but with great enthusiasm! Of course there’s a fatally delicious cafe downstairs, as well as the shop where you can buy my pictures, cards and books on the spot…..
As you might guess from the ukulele cards, I play the ukulele in, ahem, a ukulele band, with the odd gig thrown in!
Least likely to say: It’s wonderful working at home on my own!
Heather Richards (UK) www.tallbean.co.uk