My name is Danielle Dey, I am an illustrator from West Yorkshire currently studying in Preston, at the University of Central Lancashire.
During my Foundation Art & Design course, I found myself interested in illustration through my love of providing narratives to my work, especially in observational drawing studies.
This was developed further in my degree, by creating pictures that are brought to life through a combination of my creative direction, and the viewers imagination.
One of my fondest memories of my time at Preston, is volunteering at the Foxton centre, a local homeless / youth shelter. This furthered my interest in story-telling through picture making, as I created a wall mural representing Preston’s character and people.
Continuing at UCLan to do a Masters in Children’s Book Illustration, I have begun to research gaps in the market for educational Children’s books, and hope to fill those gaps during my Masters.
Keywords: picture book, children's book, alphabet book, coloured pencil, watercolour, children's book illustrator, carmelite, moon mouse