Charlotte James is a UK based illustrator currently living near Oxford.
She originally studied fine art in Cardiff, Wales where she was based in the sculpture department and focused on installation art and drawing. At this time, she also began performing locally as a singer/songwriter/guitarist.
After graduating, she did a variety of jobs including several years working as a learning mentor for children in foster care. Having around this time developed a love for picture books, her passion for art became refocused, and she decided to return to education to complete her MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of art.
Charlotte is drawn to picture books for their ability to help make sense of the world by combining many of the elements of the art forms she loves such as words, pictures, and rhythm.
To view her portfolio, please visit her artist’s page.