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?
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by @catherinerayner - 2 days ago
A lovely project I did for @Harrods a few years ago. Lots of illustrations of mummy and baby animals inside the... https://t.co/qh9FRfmgSv
by @catherinerayner - 3 days ago
A lovely project I did for @Harrods a few years ago. Lots of illustrations of mummy and baby animals inside too! https://t.co/0LBbXE69TY
RT @booksaremybag: It's both #bookgivingday and #valentinesday today and that is not a coincidence. Get yourself to a bookshop today. https…
by @catherinerayner - 5 days ago
RT @Acornbooks: It's #bookgivingday 😃🎉📚 We're donating some books to our local school & giving some books to friends. How are you celebrati…
catherineraynerillustration - 2 days ago
LOOK! An Abigial inspired baby gift set! http://www.youngwillow.com.au/brands/aden-anais/abigail-the-giraffe
catherineraynerillustration - 3 days ago
A lovely project I did for @Harrods a few years ago. Lots of illustrations of mummy and baby animals inside too!
catherineraynerillustration - 8 days ago
Today's purchases fill me with pure joy 😍#needtogetoutmore #purejoy #purebristle #itsthesimplethings love a nice paint brush!
catherineraynerillustration - 10 days ago
Here's a sneaky little peek at Mary 👀. My newest silk screen print!
She's the first one I've made since having baby Sandy so she's a bit special to me! I'll reveal the rest of her once she's completely finished...
catherineraynerillustration - 15 days ago
Today's colour palette. Working at Edinburgh Printmakers. New print coming soon... !!!
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