The illustrators that we use are experts in Japanese language and culture.
Peter Daly was born in Surrey and studied Wildlife Illustration at Dyfed College of Art, Wales. After working in London art studios he moved to the Southwest where he has produced wildlife painting for exhibitions, taught art locally and produced work for card agencies, book publishers and magazines.
Nancy has a lifelong passion for traditional Japanese painting which she expresses in her art. She was trained in the classical Western tradition, so learning to see and paint in the Eastern way has been a challenge to her as well as a delight. Children, animals, people, and nature are her favorite subjects. Drawing with a bamboo brush and ink, she strive for lines that are fresh and alive; then adds watercolor in a limited palette of colors. She also creates illustrations in a more traditional, realistic style.
She has worked as a professional artist for 25 years, illustrating many children’s books, book covers, posters, magazines, brochures, as well as fine art commissions.
After graduating, I had been working for a design company.
In 2000, I came back to my home town to look after my elderly parents. Since then I am working as a freelance artist.
I am always very conscious about ‘now, here and what?’. Most of creative works start from very close to everyday life.
The everyday life is the starting point of my creation and itself is a wonderful raw material.
Pana Stamos is an illustrator and comic artist based in San Francisco. Previous titles she has worked on include NO8DO: She Has NotAbandoned Me and Iris Print's The Nimbletons. Her webcomic, MachineFlower, has over half a million readers worldwide. Trained mostly in the art of book and magazine illustration, Pana has also dabbled in the video game and animation industries, working as the color designer and texture artist for several 3D-animated shorts, including The Monster Within, which aired between programmes on the Nicktoons channel.
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Judith Loske was born in 1988. She completed her degree in illustration in 2010. Her final project Sadako’s Cranes was published by Minedition. Now she works as a freelancer in the field of children’s book illustration. She likes to work with pencils, watercolours and the computer.
Kotaro lives and works in Niigata, Japan, where he has been creating illustrations since 2005. In addition to illustration, he also specialises in logo design (branding) and graphic design.