I am an illustrator and author who inhabits a world that lies somewhere between reality and daydreaming, and create work inspired by folklore, fairy tales, with a hint of magic, and all intertwined with the autobiographical.

I have always had a passion for storytelling, and in 2016 I graduated from Cambridge School of Art with a Masters in Children’s Illustration. There I learnt a great deal about illustration, and the magical world of children’s books. I am now working on several projects and books – some for young children, and others for the child within us all. When not working on books, I am creating artworks to adorn walls, bringing touches of the otherworldly to the everyday in people’s homes.

I work from my home studio in Leicester, with a lovely view over bird filled trees, and am kept company by visiting birds and a cast of characters who keep me on track. And when I fancy getting  inky I head to the wonderful Leicester Print Workshop where I am currently Artist in Residence.

For all the latest news, please visit my blog where you can read about my latest projects, see works in progress and even catch a glimpse of my favourite books.

Jane Sunbeam - Daydreaming