Alison has loved painting and drawing for as long as she can remember. Animals were always a favourite subject, and as a child she copied them obsessively from wildlife books and encyclopaedias.
She studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and after graduating spent the next three years working as an apprentice stonemason high up on Nottingham’s historic buildings. After a few years chipping away at stone, she met her husband and they moved to America where she began painting funny animal pictures for Two Bad Mice Publishers to make into greetings cards. It was then she realised she should be illustrating books for children.
Alison now lives in the beautiful Lake District with her husband Mike, her son Cal and Border Collie, Blue. In her spare time she enjoys walking Blue in the fells, swimming in the lakes (when its warm!) and falling asleep during really good films!
SCRAWNY CAT - Candlewick
BRAMBLE AND MAGGIE - Candlewick
FREDDY & FRITO AND THE CLUBHOUSE RULES - HarperCollins US
MY HAND TO HOLD by Smriti Prasadam-Halls - Hodder Children's Books
THE SECRET LIFE OF FIGGY MUSTARDO by Marsha Wilson Chall - HarperCollins US
THAT BEAR CAN'T BABYSIT by Ruth Quayle - Nosy Crow
LITTLE RABBIT'S BIG SURPRISE by Swapna Haddow - Stripes Publishing
MR BROWNS BAD DAY by Lou Peacock - Nosy Crow