Holly holding 'A Safe Place' - a clay sculpture focusing on hedgehogs and the importance of protecting them

Holly is a children's illustrator and mural artist, living in Merseyside, UK. 


She is a self-taught artist. After completing her A Levels, she worked in bookshops and coffee shops whilst working as a freelance illustrator. 

She enjoys illustrating many themes - these include history, animals and fairy tales. Holly is passionate about inspiring children and helping them to see the importance of character, nature and the environment. 

Her artistic influences include Axel Scheffler, Judith Kerr and Quentin Blake. 

Holly is a mentee on the Pathways into Children's Publishing Programme from 2019 to 2021. She is also studying for an MA in Illustration at Falmouth University. 

Clients include -


Smocsmoc UK

Tim Quinn from Marvel Comics

Wesleyan Financial Services

Beyond Books Media

Team Author UK

Squirrel Coffee

Little Lamb Phonics

'Write Blend' Bookshop

St Mary's Prepatory School

B.B. Taylor

© 2020 Holly Bushnell

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