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Dad says my love for drawing began when he put chalk to board and drew the bicycle he was teaching me to ride...
The drawing lesson certainly stuck!

Growing up in France, I had the opportunity to complete a foundation course in Fine Art at l’Atelier de Sèvres in Paris. This paved the way for a BA degree in Fine Art: Painting from Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, as I moved to my cultural home of Scotland.
(I really love the colours of the landscapes here!) After several years working Arts & Crafts with Learning Disability community, I moved to Edinburgh get my HND in illustration from Edinburgh College, and set about making my passion a way of life.

Among my creative inspirations feature Quentin Blake, Jill Murphy and Philippe Daure.
I grew up enjoying "Bande Dessinée," Manga, and Video Games, when I wasn't devouring chapter books or making up my own stories.
Character-driven visuals still fascinate me!

At the end of the day, images help tell a story, and nothing makes me happier than to use my art to help the narrative connect to people.

Clients include:

- Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

- Scottish Power (through Leith Agency)


-Shortlist Kelpies Illustration Prize 2018

© Natalie Rowland