Wendy Bowen – Illustrator


I’ve drawn and painted all my life and spent many happy years illustrating and exchanging illustrated books and letters with my childhood pen friend! Later, I went to art college in Falmouth Cornwall.

I have a love of nature and everyday surroundings, and I love to explore characters in unexpected places doing unlikely things.

My artistic process involves lots of observational drawings, work in sketchbooks and experimenting with ideas and materials until the final piece is achieved. I am guided by the real and the imaginary and a cheeky sense of humour.

I received a High Commendation from Macmillan, for my entry into The Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picture Book Illustration, an internationally renowned award, established by Pan Macmillan. And I was shortlisted for Best Illustrated Book in the Searchlight Awards.

​Since then, I have focused on Childrens’ picture book illustrating, however I do venture off that path, and clients I’ve worked for also include The Macallan, Coco Runners and Rejuvenated.

I’m open to creative collaborations, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any enquiries.

For enquiries for my illustrations specifically for children’s picture books I’m represented by Curtis Brown.