Welcome to my blog! My name is Rachael Reeves and I would like to share some of my illustration and design work.

I have a particular interest in children’s story illustration which has developed from having grown up with my own head in a book  and now enjoying that wonderful stage of my own children’s development.   I love that a picture book can take you from the sofa at home or that strangely uncomfortable orange plastic chair at the public library, to anywhere in your imagination: whether a visit to fairy land or a glimpse of the world through the eyes of the family pet, and that is what inspires my work.

My illustrations are colourful, textural and detailed.  I love to layer up my images, adding detail and interest on different levels, using a combination of drawings, collage, photographs and whatever else happens to suggest itself (macaroni being a current favourite).