Angie grew up in Kent, but has since lived in London, Brighton, Devon, Sweden and France. After a childhood spent mostly drawing and painting pictures, she went on to study at Chelsea Art School, and later graduated in Humanities from Exeter University. Since then, her path to becoming a full time illustrator has been a meandering one. Although she continued to enjoy drawing in her spare time throughout a variety of jobs, from West End theatre technician to gallery assistant, it was not until she began working with a local primary school on a project to support literacy that she discovered an aptitude for children’s book illustration in particular. She started posting her work on her blog angierozelaar.blogspot.fr and launched her career as a freelance illustrator in 2009, securing early commissions for greetings cards and from educational publishers. Angie is now based in Normandy where she shares an old farmhouse with her family, four cats and a little brood of hens. She works from her studio in a converted hayloft and loves using all sorts of materials to create her illustrations, including conté crayons, inks, watercolour, graphite sticks, a wide variety of pens and a computer.