My name is Shelley, I’m a Potteries born freelance illustrator based in Liverpool, UK.
I'm currently studying for a Masters in Children's Book Illustration at the University of Central Lancashire, as well as running my business.
My favourite thing to do is travel and explore new places. I’m inspired by everyday life, architecture, pattern, ceramic design, folk art, picture books and the natural world.
I use pencil, watercolour, gouache, acrylic and sometimes collage materials in my work. My style is predominantly hand drawn and I like creating layers to my work. I combine bold colour and mark making with intricate drawing detail and pattern.
I graduated from John Moores University in 2009 with a B.A. in Graphic Arts and Illustration. I'm also a qualified Early Years Professional and former Enterprise Fellowship candidate for Shelley Jayne Illustration.
Exhibitions and Events
Oor Wullie's Big Bucket Trail
Glasgow, 17th June-30th August 2019
The Famous Women Project Exhibition & Workshops
Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock 08/04/19-14/04/19
Bee in the City
Manchester, 23rd July-23rd September 2018
Arts Hub in Wonderland
Arts Hub 47, Lark Lane, Liverpool 07/08/15 -30/08/15
Aqua Ducked Liverpool Duck Trail
Open Culture Liverpool Light Night Festival, May & June 2015
Robbie Williams RW Fan Fest Exhibition
Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Staffordshire 06/02/15- 08/02/15
Pan Am, Albert Dock, Liverpool 13/11/14
All Things Male and Maritime
Arts Hub 47, Lark Lane, Liverpool 05/06/14 -15/06/14
Spode Museum Trust Heritage Centre
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
The Art Department Stoke Limited
Arts Hub 47
Lark Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside
Slater St, Liverpool, Merseyside