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 everyday and the semi-autobiographical elements.

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 the bird menagerie at my window feeder, and a cast of characters who keep me on track. And when I fancy getting  inky I head to Leicester Print Workshop where I was Artist in Residence from April to July 2018.

For all the latest news, please visit my blog where you can read about my latest projects, see works in progress and up-to-date exhibition news.

Jane Sunbeam - Daydreaming