London based illustrator, Josie Shenoy has an immense love for storytelling and an intricate, decorative approach to her creative illustration.
Drawing is at the heart of her creative practice. She combines detailed pencil drawing, collage and traditional print methods – fused with digital processes – to create elaborate illustrations following themes of nature, pattern and traditional decorative arts. Rich, romantic vintage colour palettes and textures inspire Josie’s kaleidoscopic compositions. Her work has been translated into collections for a diverse range of products including lighting, kitchen linens, ceramics, stationery and homeware.
Josie’s illustration clients have recently included Anthropologie, Crabtree & Evelyn and the British Museum. Concurrent to her illustration commissions, Josie has developed several greeting card collections and creates original giclée art prints – which have been stocked in Foyles, Harrods, and other well-known shops and museums in London.
Her first picture book for children – The National Archives: The Buildings That Made London – was published by Bloomsbury in 2018. It was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards at Somerset House and longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize.
Josie loves illustrating in her bright studio in Crystal Palace, London.