Catherine Rayner studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with her family and a small menagerie of creatures including Shannon the horse, Ena the cat and a goldfish called Richard, all of whom inspire her artwork. In 2008 Catherine was selected as one of the Ten Best New Illustrators for Booktrust's Big Picture Campaign. She has been short-listed for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal four times, and won in 2009 for Harris Finds His Feet. In addition to illustrating for other authors such as Michael Bond, Holly Webb and Michael Morpurgo, she has also written her own picture books, including Ernest, Solomon Crocodile, Solomon and Mortimer and Smelly Louie, which won the Peter's Book of the Year award in 2015.
Ursula Moray Williams
Poor Solomon Crocodile is looking a bit plain. Can you colour him in to brighten him up?
Smelly Louie has a funny sense of smell. He loves smells that we think are horrid, like stinky bins. Can you imagine some other smells that Louie might like or hate and draw them?
Anybody guess what creature this is...!!??? https://t.co/WNfLrkMQJr
by @catherinerayner - 12 days ago
Thank you Scottish Book Trust for including One Happy Tiger in your highlights from 2017:... https://t.co/tGeSgpBL5h
by @catherinerayner - 17 days ago
RT @scottishbktrust: 12 brilliant Scottish picture books from 2017 to add to your collection or library reserve list: https://t.co/Dlg8F4iQ…
RT @Sarah_WiseGal: Lovely new #printmaking by @catherinerayner in the gallery for 'Woods In Winter' exhibition! Who can possibly resist a l…
by @catherinerayner - one month ago
RT @OUPChildrens: "Olga was a dream to draw from the start" - read illustrator @catherinerayner's piece on her experience illustrating the…
Anybody guess what creature this is...!!???
by @catherineraynerillustration - 12 days ago
Figured out how to do that #bestnine2017 thingy.
Happy new year lovely followers! Thank you so much...
by @catherineraynerillustration - 16 days ago
Thank you Scottish Book Trust for including One Happy Tiger in your highlights from 2017:
by @catherineraynerillustration - 17 days ago
Hi 👋🏻 Mabel!
by @catherineraynerillustration - 18 days ago
Sticking to a winter theme ⛄️! Here's Iris (from Iris and Isaac, published 2010)
by @catherineraynerillustration - one month ago
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