From the time she could speak Maddy declared she wanted to be an artist,
not just an artist but a famous artist.
However she now concedes that just being an artist is good enough!
In between climbing trees and making mud pies, she filled book after book with stories, and pictures of animals dressed up in flowery skirts and embroidered waistcoats (I can only think this is the influence of being a child of the 70’s) ,
Leaving school she went straight to art college at 16 knowing that following an artistic path was the only career she would ever entertain, and stopped having fantasies of escaping the classroom. Relishing instead in the glorious technicolour world of an art student
Graduating in illustration from Brighton University, Maddy has worked for a wide range of clients within publishing and editorial and exhibited her prints and paintings.
Her work is engaging and expressive combining a mixture of spontaneity and energy in the line and introducing texture and pattern within the colour.
Clients include Chicken House, Watts, Inky Press,Hachette, Meadowside, Simon and Schuster, Scholastic, Oxford university press and Ragged Bears
Maddy also works as a printmaker exhibing her work and has her own design company Magic Tiger.
She lives at the foot of the south downs with her husband and two sons, a cat and some chickens and enjoys sitting and singing around a campfire under the stars with family and friends, ideally in a feather boa and a top hat.
Maddy McClellan is represented by Amy Fitzgerald — to work with Maddy please email Amy