From a young age Lee became interested in illustration and art, from doodles in my maths books, to the famous works of art. As soon as he left University he started as a graphic designer for a advertising agency before venturing into greeting cards where he worked for 5 years, and then illustrating for children’s books. Nature and people are the biggest influence in his work and tries to get as much character and expression into each piece.
Lee’s has worked with: Caterpillar books, Blue Apple Books, Usborne, Igloo, Badger books, Franklin Watts, Piggy Toes Press, Hodder, Little Tiger Press, HarperCollins, Parragon, Simon and Schuster, Harcourt and Innovative Kids with a wide range of styles and media.
‘The instructions, paired with Wildish’s adorable illustrations, make “How to Catch Santa” a fun addition to any home and family anticipating the arrival of Santa Claus this year.’ — Hikari Loftus for Deseret News on ‘How to Catch Santa’ by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Lee Wildish.
“Reagan and Wildish create a humorous follow-up how-to tale in this companion to How to Babysit a Grandpa (2012). The book has a busy look, with some pages containing multiple vignettes showcasing the duo’s visit to the park or playing inside, while other, double-page spreads allow readers’ eyes to linger on the pair’s quieter moments, such as when they eat dinner, gaze at the stars or make shadow puppets on the wall. Parents and children alike will giggle at all the things the granddaughter has planned, along with her helpful pointers.” — Kirkus Review for ‘How to Babysit a Grandma’ by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Lee Wildish.
“The illustrations are integral to the story really, and I like the gentle-looking grandad and the sweet-smiling boy. There are funny pictures throughout, although I particularly like the one of grandad all wrapped up warm ready to go outside since he’s wearing many layers, several scarves and at least three hats!.” — The Bookbag for ‘How to Babysit a Grandad’, by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Lee Wildish.