Kate Patterson

As a young child I would close every picture book that someone tried to read to me, each time it opened I would close the book shut! It makes me laugh now; I can’t imagine doing anything else but opening picture books!

In 2013 I decided to travel to Cambridge and do the Children’s Book Illustration Summer School; at the time I was completing my undergraduate in Illustration with Animation at Manchester School of Art. Since that summer, my love for picture books has not stopped growing. I knew from that week I had to come back and complete the Masters, it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. I haven’t stopped learning and evolving as an Illustrator.

The combination of texture, simplicity and humour, for me, creates a picture book you can’t close.