Colleen is an illustrator living in County Antrim, Northern Ireland with her husband and two daughters.
She first studied art at Liverpool Art School where her focus was on children’s animation and design. Going on to study the Masters in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge Art School led to Colleen having two picture books published after graduation. Recently Colleen has illustrated for magazines, client commissions and her own online shop and handmade business, Little Carousel.
From her animation and picture book experience Colleen is especially familiar with working with narratives and story lines. She is interested in capturing gesture, emotion and human expression and loves to try and tell a wider story through one simple picture. She enjoys working with traditional and mixed media and has recently began experimenting with digital techniques. Much of Colleen’s inspiration comes from her passion for colour, nature and daily life with her children.