Jess Hinsley an illustrator based in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. Her work explores her love of nature and wild places. She uses coloured pencils and brush pens to create scribbly, lively drawings when out exploring, and both acrylic and gouache paint along with coloured pencils in her studio.
Jess grew up on the south coast of England, surrounded by creativity, and was always drawing and making. She knew from an early age that she wanted to make a living from her artwork, and was naturally drawn to illustration through her fascination with picture books. In 2011 she embarked on the BA(Hons) Illustration degree at the University of Gloucestershire, where she spent many hours drawing, learning, growing creatively, and eventually emerged with a First Class degree. In her spare time she bakes, sews, knits, writes, explores the world and reads (mostly classic literature or detective novels!)