Having spent many years in the animation industry, working on everything from feature-length animated films to Sesame Street shorts, and T.V. commercials (yes, I was part of the production team for ‘Freddie & Eddie, The Dancing Shreddies’…sorry…), then 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