Annette Bouttell was born in Kent, the Garden of England, and from a very early age loved to draw and paint all things pretty. After graduating in Interior Design from Nottingham Trent University she began her creative career working for The Tussauds Group in London, designing scenery and interiors for the Madame Tussaud brand around the world.
Her passion for illustration then led her to a position as an in-house designer with a greetings card publisher with whom, for four inspirational years, she was able to allow her love for colour, pattern and decorative detailing to really shine.
Annette relocated with her husband and twin children to rural Portugal, where she currently works from her studio as a freelance designer and illustrator for a broad range of clients. Annette’s work is created using good old-fashioned pencils, paint and paper, but also embraces digital technology to apply the finishing touches.