Monstrous greetings! and welcome to my website. I’m an artist and illustrator based in the city of Nottingham, UK (of Robin Hood fame). I have a degree in Fine Art from the Cardiff School of Art, and a lifelong love of drawing and creating. My favourite subjects to draw include monsters, dragons, animals and buildings, particularly old crooked ones with lots of windows and anything a little on the creepy/gothic side. I also love history, mythology and fairytales too.
My work is predominately for the children’s market but I also do other work for other markets too. My work to date includes, illustrations for book covers, novelty popup book s, picture books, decorative borders, illustrated maps, pen and ink illustrations (I love working in pen and ink), hand lettering and also illustrations for magazines and digital media.
Clients include – PAN MACMILLAN, VINTAGE BOOKS, HARPERCOLLINS, THE AA, HODDER & STOUGHTON, ANOVA BOOKS,
FLORIS BOOKS, RANDOMHOUSE, EGMONT, NEW LAW JOURNAL, ORIGIN PUBLISHING, TANGO BOOKS, GOMER PRESS, CARLTON BOOKS, BERTELSMANN NY, QUILLER BOOKS
I also produce a growing range of fine art prints, greeting cards and fine bone china under my Teeth and Claws brand featuring my illustrations of dragons, dinosaurs, cats and gothic bats… Visit my shop to see my work.
If you would like to get in touch to discuss a project or commission or just want to say hello, you can contact me through the magic of email –
I can also be found on twitter – @NLRobinsonart
My illustration ‘Downtown’ won the silver award in the Self Promotion Category at Images 36 the Best of British Illustration
My Billy Goats Gruff illustration was selected by the SCBWI to be part of their International illustrators gallery at the Bologna Book festival. Also receiving an honorable mention.
My picture book – The Monster Machine, which I have both written and illustrated was nominated for the Cambridgeshire Children’s Book awards, winning runner up.
The Monster Machine was selected to be part of the Creepy House Summer Reading challenge by the Reading Agency
I have exhibited widely over the years, more recently as part of the Illustration 100 Exhibition in London and SCBWI Illustrators gallery at various locations across the UK