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Dotty Sutton Illustrates New Fantasy Adventure by Sam Copeland

Dotty takes on this hilarious new fantasy adventure set in parallel universes in "Alex Vs Axel" - Waterstones Children's Book of the Month...

Spotlight New Artists

Recently we’ve welcomed some fabulously talented new illustrators to the Arena Illustration list....

Introducing New Arena Artist - Dotty Sutton

Welcome to the work of our new illustrator - we're potty about Dotty's creations and so excited to be working with her......

Dotty Sutton

Dotty Sutton

Fascinated by fantastical beasts and imaginary worlds from an early age Dotty Sutton was always destined to follow her dreams and become an illustrator. Drawn to the coast Dotty studied Illustration at Falmouth University from where she graduated with a First Class Honours degree, swiftly followed by a clutch of awards including selection for the D&AD New Blood Academy. 

Intrigued and inspired by everything from Greek mythology and nature documentaries to princesses and pirates Dotty relishes the research process creating illustrative work with an unparalleled authenticity and humour. 

Recently shortlisted for a V&A Illustration award 2022 for her reportage project ‘The Chip Eaters of Falmouth’. Dotty spent a number of weeks documenting the people she found eating chips in her university seaside town.  

As well as a masterful grasp of illustration Dotty is also an accomplished model maker working in a diverse array of mediums including paper craft, sculpting and photography, magically bringing her quirky and playful characters to life.  She has worked extensively with the London theatre company ‘The Vaults’, producing promotional poster artworks and typography logos for shows.