Plunge into this exploration of the ocean, with poetic text and beautiful illustrations by Julia Groves. A die-cut hole encourages children to look carefully through the book and adds to the sense of discovery.
Julia always wanted to be an artist and she originally studied Fine Art printmaking at Brighton University. She recently went back to study at Cambridge School of Art, where she gradually unravelled a way of making illustrations and telling stories on the Children’s Book Illustration MA. She also discovered that her printmaking experience has been very useful in her exciting new life as a creator of picture books. She enjoys working with all kinds of materials and processes; especially printmaking, cut-paper, hand-drawn and letterpress typography, all combined through the magic of digital media. Julia lives in the beautiful medieval city of Norwich, UK, with her husband and two children.
Julia Groves created her first books whilst studying for an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.
She enjoys working in all kinds of media; cut-paper, letterpress and hand-drawn typography. But she is really in her element when printmaking and has developed her own technique, which she refers to as one step removed from potato prints! She will use anything she can get her hands on to create the right textures for her illustrations.
Julia really enjoys creating illustrations of animals as they have so many wonderful shapes, colours and personalities!
She lives in Norwich, UK a beautiful medieval city, with her husband and two children.