Matilda Harrison has been working as an illustrator for more than twenty years. She studied at Middlesex Polytechnic and St Martin’s School of Art. She remained in London where she lives with her partner, their daughter and a very old cat (who likes to sit on her pictures while she’s painting).
Matilda’s work is fantastically detailed which lends itself naturally to narrative illustration and children’s books. She paints in acrylics with tiny brushes. Her style of painting is influenced by naïve and folk art but filtered through a sophisticated eye.
She has worked for a wide range of clients in many different specialities, from editorial and publishing to advertising, packaging, print and design. She greatly enjoys problem solving, which has given rise to some of her most interesting and successful editorial and advertising jobs, including Heinz Salad Cream press advertisements and a pet food campaign for Purina.
Saatchi and Saatchi
The Sunday Times
The Sunday Express
Trickett and Webb (Royal Mail)
University of Southern California