Michaela Flanagan


This course has provided me with the confidence to experiment and explore ideas through print that I would not have done otherwise.

Lino-cut has been my favourite medium to work with: I appreciate the process and the texture that adds another depth to the narrative.

I have always enjoyed figurative drawing which led me onto a BA Hons degree in Fashion Design. After a 10 year stint of domesticity, reading picture books to my children rekindled my love for illustration.

Observing people and capturing the mundane details of everyday life; transferring this information into my own characters and seeing what develops can be really exciting.

Creating emotional value in my work gives me a real sense of satisfaction.

I am looking forward to continuing to create books with emotional resonance for children aged 9 years plus.