I cam across the works of Lauren Childs through some books that i bought recently, and marvelled at her use of textures (probably because i have just been learning how to do them in Photoshop) and also her style of drawing that is very loose and full of expression! She also incorporates photographic/real images alongside painted versions, and adapts them through media.A very ‘modern’ way of working, but highly effective and colourful – and my son loves them (which is always good feedback) he did however say he wasn’t too keen on the story – but hey, you can’t have it all can you? Even Quentin Blake seems to be better at the illustrations than the story telling!

This has become a character in a television series


The Pesky Rat