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 @pennylindop: @Craft_Workshops @Croome_Gardens @catherinerayner I would love a #CatchUpCoffee xx
by @catherinerayner - 2 days ago
RT @Craft_Workshops: Lovely to see your cards in @Croome_Gardens shop @pennylindop and @catherinerayner You should visit when next in the a…
RT @Booktrust: Heading to the library or bookshop to get your summer reading list together? These new books are worth a look: https://t.co/…
@childrensbookil @RogansBooks hurrah! 🎉 And hello @RogansBooks 👋🏻👋🏻
by @catherinerayner - 13 days ago
RT @childrensbookil: Fantastic news! @childrensbookil has a new home with @RogansBooks & will re launch in their new premises - with galler…
catherineraynerillustration - 14 days ago
catherineraynerillustration - 15 days ago
It's national #dontsteponabeeday. 🐝🐝
catherineraynerillustration - 19 days ago
#mydesk. Just finished a little rough for a book cover. Here's a peek 👀. Now to get on with paperwork 🙄...
catherineraynerillustration - 25 days ago
I feel incredibly privileged to have been able to spend time with Michael Bond. He was absolutely lovely and a joy to work with. Thank you for everything, Michael.
catherineraynerillustration - 29 days ago
This little pair are available from The Barefoot Gallery...
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