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Juliet Docherty Illustrating Animal Magic

June 27, 2014

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Juliet Docherty as a child, lived near Whitby on the North Yorkshire Moors, and  was really interested only in art. She spent my childhood drawing, painting and making things, and the inspiring, rugged landscape surrounding her must have helped form her fascination with art materials. When she left home she studied 3-D design (wood, glass, metal and ceramics) at Manchester and the Royal College of Art, London. I love her soft, water-coloury funny animals.

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Loving this porcupine, owl and smiley Lion.

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There’s also a creepy, darker side to Juliet’s work.

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” I spent many years as an artist producing paintings, mosaics and prints. The process of making art is important to me, and I like to get my hands dirty ! Having children meant that I became immersed in picture books for many years, and this eventually led me to study for the M.A. in Children’s Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University. My background in materials has filtered into my illustration work, and I enjoy the process of experimenting with different types of media to evoke atmosphere. At the moment, I am particularly interested in concept books for children.”

5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 27, 2014 11:27 am

    Love her armadillo!! Reminds me of the Clangers for some reason!!! ;o) xxx

  2. 54paintings permalink
    June 27, 2014 3:14 pm


  3. carole pugh artist permalink
    July 5, 2014 4:11 pm

    excellent work, I love the spooky ones! I think children will love these as they do like to be a little scared …..but not a lot!

    • July 6, 2014 5:56 pm

      Thanks Carole, you’re right about that : ) Thanks for the comment

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