Jonny Boatfield

Jonny Boatfield (British, b. 1960)

Jonny Boatfield’s fantastically detailed style is reminiscent of Edward Ardizzone. In 2000 he published The Twilight Book a humourous and extraordinarily inventive children’s book based around the characters from the books on a bookshelf and their fantastical aventures. Much of Boatfield’s work draws on the literature and the books he read as a child but is uniquely imaginative. Jonny was born in 1960 and studied illustration under Quentin Blake, Dan Fern and Michael Foreman. He not only illustrates books but leads workshops and produces installations or intricate walk-in worlds for children.