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27th March 2020

Meet the Artists – Holly Maguire

Holly Maguire’s illustrations are bursting at the seams with all the vibrancy and colour of Spring in full bloom; both the subject matter she chooses and her techniques reflect the influence of and an appreciation for, nature. Her hand painted gouache illustrations show brightly coloured characters surrounded by curling leaves, happy pets and sometimes, even […]

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17th March 2020

Rachael Saunders illustrates the expressive adventurer, “Fidget the Wonder Dog”

  Rachael Saunders has illustrated the debut picture book by author Patricia Forde; an epic tale of love, loss, reunion and adventure on the high seas, told through the friendship of a girl and her dog, Fidget. Rachael describes how, like Fidget, she also went on an adventure with this project, striving to Along with […]

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3rd January 2020

The Artworks ‘Best of Illustration’ 2019

As we enter the start of 2020, a time for exciting new projects, collaborations and Illustrations, we wanted to remember all the fantastic work created by our artists over the last year. Here is our 2019 round up of the ‘Best of Illustration’! Animal Atlas by Anne Rooney and Lonely Planet Kids. This stunning picture […]

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15th November 2019

The Artworks has 14 books featured on Waterstones ‘Best of 2019’ Book Guide

We are delighted to announce that in the run up to Christmas, The Story of London Underground Illustrated by Sarah McMenemy, Christmas Shopaholic Illustrated by Lucy Davey, The Book of Dust (Volumes one and two), Seashaken Houses, Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp and Erebus Illustrated by Chris Wormell, Shakespeare For Every Day of The Year Illustrated by Harry Goldhawk, The Snow Queen […]

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15th November 2019

Planetarium wins the Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize 2019

Planetarium: Welcome to the Museum by astrophysicist Raman Prinja and Ilustrator Chris Wormell has been chosen by children as the winning book for the 2019 Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize. The prize was awarded at a ceremony hosted by CBBC’s Lindsey Russell at the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, this afternoon (13 November […]

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28th October 2019

Get lost in Lucy Rose’s Animal Atlas for Lonely Planet Kids

In our latest book delivery day, we were incredibly excited to receive a copy of Animal Atlas by Lonely Planet Kids and Anne Rooney, Illustrated by our hugely talented Lucy Rose! Lucy was commissioned by Lonely Planet Kids to illustrate the enchanting and educational children’s book: Animal Atlas, a book that explores the Animation Kingdom […]

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23rd October 2019

When the Whales Walked shortlisted for SLA award

We are very excited to announce that When the Whales Walked has been shortlisted for an SLA information book award! The talented Hannah Bailey was commissioned by Quarto to illustrate the non-fiction children’s book When Whales Walked, written by Dougal Dixon. The first book in the series, followed by When We Became Humans, has been shortlisted for […]

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23rd October 2019

Getting to know our newest Illustrator and Motion Designer: Harry Goldhawk!

We are incredibly excited to introduce our newest Illustrator and Motion Designer: Harry Goldhawk. Based in Cornwall, Harry’s beautiful digital drawings explore nature, the elements and cool cowboys; he loves designing fantastical book covers and animating exciting motion graphics. Alongside Illustration, Harry is also the co-founder of Papio Press, an Art Print and Accessories Company […]

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22nd October 2019

Lucy Rose adds her illustrative charm to new book: Au Coeur de la Foret

In her latest instalment of beautifully drawn books, Lucy Rose has added her illustrative charm to Au Coeur de la Foret, an anthology of short stories all with a ‘tree theme’ written by various young French authors. Lucy was commissioned by Auzou Publishing in France to illustrate the cover for the new fiction children’s book Au […]

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3rd October 2019

Live Illustration Book Launch in Foyles

The wait for the next Book of Dust installment is finally over! Philip Pullman’s newest novel makes the reader question their understanding of the world they live in, whilst delving deep into the next stage of Lyra’s epic adventure. The cover was illustrated – once again – by the endlessly talented Chris Wormell. Chris has […]

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2nd October 2019

UKLA Longlist for When the Stars Come Out

We are very excited to announce that When the Stars Come Out has been longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020! Lucy Rose was commissioned by Caterpillar Books to illustrate When the Stars Come Out, written by Nicola Edwards. This was Lucy Rose’s first children’s book project, and it required an extensive amount of highly narrative […]

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20th September 2019

Rob Ball Brings the Mystical World of Fighting Fantasy to Life

This September, Scholastic released new editions in the cult ‘game-in-a-book’ series, Fighting Fantasy. Rob Ball has been producing artwork for the Fighting Fantasy covers for a number of years, but this the first time he has produced the interior illustrations as well. When we caught up with Rob, he exclaimed his excitement about the project […]

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13th September 2019

The Wonders of Nature

This month we were very excited to see Daniel Long’s intricately illustrated compendium of rocks, minerals, microscopic life, plants, and animals, in Ben Hoare’s new book, The Wonders of Nature. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the curious creatures Daniel illustrated for the book…  

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20th August 2019

Magical Storytelling by Chris Wormell

We are very excited to announce the publication week of The Magic Place – a children’s book written and illustrated by Chris Wormell. Chris has created many stunning illustrations whilst being represented by Artworks, and it is wonderful to see him illustrating his own book. The Magic Place tells the story of Clementine and her […]

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13th August 2019

Fascinating Facts and More Mind-Boggling Illustrations from Hannah Bailey

Hannah Bailey was commissioned by Quarto to illustrate the non-fiction children’s book When We Became Humans, written by Michael Bright. This book is second in a series following When the Whales Walked – which Hannah also illustrated. When she was asked to take on the second book Hanna was thrilled, saying that she loves to […]

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12th August 2019

‘The Runaways’ Book Cover by Lucy Davey

Liam Diane at Scholastic, commissioned Lucy Davey to create an atmospheric, wraparound book cover for The Runaways – a YA novel by bestselling author Holly Webb. The book is set during WWII and features a group of high-spirited, runaway evacuees. Lucy was asked to illustrate the protagonist Molly and her dog silhouetted amongst piles of […]

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19th June 2019

Go Wild at the Seaside with Rachael Saunders!

Just in time for summer, Rachael Saunders has illustrated a vibrant guide for little ones packed full of seaside adventures! This handy guide is the perfect book to slip into your pocket for a full day of fun. Go Wild at the Seaside is the third book published by Nosy Crow – in collaboration with National […]

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30th April 2019

David Fickling Books 2019 Showcase with Chris Wormell

Lucy Scherer and Chris Wormell attended David Fickling Books 2019 Showcase last night. It was a fun filled evening with the authors speaking about their upcoming titles and sharing snippets of what’s to come. Chris spoke about his first chapter book, ‘The Magic Place’, which will be published by DFB in September 2019. Here are […]

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28th March 2019

Laura Barrett works with Owl Bookshop in Kentish Town on this wonderful window display

Laura Barrett was commissioned by Vintage Books to illustrate the cover for Lucy Mangan’s memoir of childhood reading Bookworm and was delighted when the publisher chose to keep the hardback cover design for the paperback release. To celebrate the publication of the paperback, Vintage asked her to collaborate with Owl Bookshop in Kentish Town to create a […]

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19th March 2019

Sarah McMenemy creates Zoe and the Time Rabbit for the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children’s Fund

In 2018 the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund commissioned Sarah McMenemy to create Zoe and the Time Rabbit. This very special book was produced to help support the children of armed forces servicemen and women while their parents are away serving overseas. Typically, there are around 56,000 servicemen and women from the UK away at […]

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