Are you in need of an illustrator, mural artist or workshop leader? Do not hesitate to contact me, Jessica Hartshorn, to discuss an idea or request a commission or project.
Based in Rugby, West Midlands, UK
Hello! My name is Jessica Hartshorn and I'm based in Rugby, Warwickshire, UK.
I work as a professional illustrator and create a range of vibrantly and colourful artworks bringing stories to life.
After gaining my degree in Visual Communication, Illustration at Loughborough University in 2001, I worked as a freelance illustrator for a year before changing direction, developing a career in the museums and gallery education sector for over a decade. Returning to illustration in 2018, my portfolio consists of a range of murals for cultural venues, book and educational resource illustration and products. However I have predominately carved out a niche specialising in illustrations for museums and galleries. Using my background in the heritage sector I now create artwork and content for family trails, maps, interpretation and education resources.
Through a playful and colourful style, my Illustrations focus very much narrative which is incorporated into the story telling of her illustrations. Using a mixture of acrylic, paint pens, work is sketched, and then painted using layers of colour and finally adding detail. I also love painting animals and nature which is reflected in my product ranges.
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Panda eyes mug
Illustrator for museums
Viking illustrations for museum story