Jo TaylorGLOUCESTER, Glos, GB
I'm a self taught illustrator, working in the industry for well over 10 years now, so I have plenty of experience and absolutely love it.
I live in Gloucestershire with my computer obsessed son, my sports coach daughter and our shaggy French sheepdog, Blue. My studio is a beautiful, creative oasis in amongst the chaos of weight lifting equipment, PC games, and far too many pairs of trainers.
I'm lucky to live next to some beautiful countryside, the Sharpness Canal and the River Severn. All this nature around me influences my illustrations and gives me somewhere lovely to walk or run with Blue. I love Crossfit so workout most days and this keeps me focused and enthusiastic whilst at my drawing board, even if it's till late in the evening.
All my illustrations start off created by hand, using pencils, pens and a splash of paint. I then mix them all up in my PC, where I add lots of colour and texture to create fresh, bright, colourful designs.