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
I'm delighted to announce that I have realesed a second digital print from Augutsus and his... https://t.co/InY5qZHN7D
by @catherinerayner - yesterday
'Vera and Caroline' from 2008. https://t.co/77SoyanvqH
RT @7Stories: Great to have @catherinerayner with us today, handing over some of her work for our Bears! exhibition 🐻 #Norris #bears #seven…
@armchanglophile how lovely !!
Here is the first cover I made for Augustus and his Smile. I made this when I was a student at Edinburgh College... https://t.co/cftx3OTBUE
by @catherinerayner - 2 days ago
catherineraynerillustration - yesterday
I'm delighted to announce that I have realesed a second digital print from Augutsus and his Smile!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary the book this limited edition Giclée print of him swimming is available, printed on watercolour paper, each print is signed and dated and costs £150. The edition run is limited to 250. Print size 52cm x 26cm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further info...
'Vera and Caroline' from 2008.
catherineraynerillustration - 2 days ago
Here is the first cover I made for Augustus and his Smile. I made this when I was a student at Edinburgh College of Art in 2004. The book was then published by Little Tiger Press. Augustus and his Smile is available in more than 40 different languages. He's like an old friend to me!
catherineraynerillustration - 7 days ago
Stumbled across the first character drawing I ever did of Olga da Polga today, was tucked inside a random book. I do love guinea pigs!
catherineraynerillustration - 11 days ago
Had a lovely time at Seven Stories on Friday delivering some work for their next exhibition 'Bears!' (Opens in Feb) Here is Norris with his friends - one of the pieces which will be in the show!
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