Holly Swain

I am a children’s book illustrator, living in Hove with my husband Matt. I am constantly ‘helped’ and critiqued by my two young daughters.

Holly Swain Bear Illustration

As a kid I always loved to draw, making up characters and their worlds. I used to have a huge roll of paper under my bed that I constantly drew on which gradually got smaller and smaller, by which time I was big enough to go to college. I studied Illustration at UWE Bristol and then did an MA in Brighton.


Holly Swain Bird Illustration

I have illustrated a number of childrens picture books, for a variety of lovely publishers, all written by different, very talented writers! My books can be seen in the ‘books’ section of my personal blog with a few examples of inside spreads.

Love Birds Screenprint Feb 2013

squirrel in border design cleaned

bear in woolly hat

%d bloggers like this: