Catherine Shaw is a UK illustrator and designer based in her studio in rural Leicestershire. She grew up in Kent by the coast, surrounded by the beautiful countryside and this is where her love for nature began that inspires much of her work.
She studied at Nottingham Trent University, graduating with a BA Hons in Decorative Arts and MA in Textiles, specialising in surface pattern. After graduating, she worked for a leading Greetings Card Publisher as an In-house Senior Designer for just over 10 years before taking a break to raise her family and then going on to freelance.
Inspired by the beauty of the world around her, Catherine’s love of colour and pattern flow into her work. She uses a variety of media, usually starting with pencil and paper and working with a range of traditional painting techniques. The use of digital tools also allows her to refine and develop her artworks, bringing her illustrations to life.
When she is not drawing and painting, Catherine enjoys walking in the great outdoors and spending time with her family, cooking and visiting gardens or museums.