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?
RT @63TayStreet: We are delighted to hang art for sale in 63 and these stunning prints from @catherinerayner are perfect! The photos do not…
by @catherinerayner - 5 days ago
@LesleyMcMillan1 looks wonderful.
RT @ifru_london: Dessine-moi l’Europe ! Children’s illustrators such as #AxelScheffler, @QuentinBlakeHQ, @bridgimage and @PollyDunbar cross…
by @catherinerayner - 11 days ago
@WWA_Holly These are SO lovely!!! :)
by @catherinerayner - 18 days ago
RT @bearandfoxblog: New YouTube PICTURE BOOKS review out now, all about FRIENDSHIP! https://t.co/qKOoSwG5Mq Featuring books by @travelandsi…
A little interview I did with i-on magazine in this months issue.
by @catherineraynerillustration - 4 days ago
Proofs for my next book with @vivianfrench. Here’s the title page. 👀
My first book to be published...
by @catherineraynerillustration - 8 days ago
Norris is in Simplified Chinese 🖤🐻
by @catherineraynerillustration - 10 days ago
Another rough doodle of my horse, Shannon. The star of my next picture book - written by @vivianfre...
by @catherineraynerillustration - 24 days ago
Doodles I made for my next book which will be published in the summer. ‘Hello Horse’ -...
by @catherineraynerillustration - 26 days ago