Having spent many years in the animation industry, making everything from feature-length animated films, Sesame Street shorts, and T.V. commercials (yes, I took part in the production of Freddie & Eddie, The Dancing Shreddies…sorry…), progressing to scenic painting for theater, film and television, I’m now creating illustrations for newspapers and magazines, with children’s book illustration at the top of my wish list.

I work in paint, collage, and cut paper. I adore the hand-made: the brushstroke, the splodge, the handwritten, a layered juxtaposition of colourful collage elements. I aim for joy, and to invite discovery, surprise and delight.

Here’s my illustrated autobiography, telling you everything you need to know about me. Click on the image to enlarge…

This is Shelley Davies rev 3 1200