Anne-Marie Perks

illustrator for:

When Dad Hurts Mum / Finding a Safe Place from Abuse



"As a child I loved to draw, paint and make things out of clay, and write stories about witches, magic and space travel, and perform in my own musical extravaganzas. I still draw and write stories, though space travel doesn’t feature in them (much) anymore, and it’s been a while since I put on a musical extravaganza.

I like to work in a way that mixes traditional art making with digital techniques. My paintings are predominately in watercolour and coloured pencil though I often experiment with possibilities in oil, ink, acrylic, collage and printmaking. Clay models are a part of my working process for character design and lighting options in my compositions. My work has been published in children’s books and adult non-fiction. Other projects have included artwork for advertising, editorial, storyboards,  package illustration, illustrative logos, and animation.

Years after receiving a Fine Arts Degree from University of California, I went back to school and received my BA (honours) and MA in Illustration from North Wales School of Art and Design (Glyndwr University). I’ve also studied animation at Central St Martin's School of Art and attend courses at the Royal Drawing School in London as much as I can. When I’m not drawing and writing stories, I teach life drawing, concept art and fundamental skills for 2D animation at Buckinghamshire New University.”