UK-based illustrator Josie Shenoy creates intricate illustrations drawing on themes of nature, pattern, traditional decorative arts and a love of storytelling.
Beautifully detailed, with a touch of romance and sophisticated use of colour, Josie’s kaleidoscopic hand-drawn illustrations can be found across the city.
Her work can be found in museums and shops such as Anthropologie, the British Museum, National Gallery, Liberty London, Fortnum & Mason and the Royal Gardens at Highgrove where she was invited to meet HRH The Prince of Wales.
Her first picture book for children, The National Archives: The Buildings That Made London, was published with Bloomsbury, was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards at Somerset House, and longlisted for the Klaus Flugge prize.
Josie lives and works from her studio in the Hertfordshire countryside, just north of London, with a little help from her assistant, Larry the cat.
Alongside taking on illustration commissions, Josie designs her own collections of art prints which she sells online and wholesale, in addition to popular licensed greeting card and gift ranges sold worldwide. You can buy Josie’s artwork here!
SELECTED CLIENTS & STOCKISTS
Anthropologie | Bloomsbury | British Museum Company | Crabtree & Crabtree | Crabtree & Evelyn | Design Museum | Evening Standard | Fortnum & Mason | Foyles | Harrods | Hilton London Bankside | Historic Royal Palaces | Horniman Museum & Gardens | Houses of Parliament | Imperial War Museum | John Murray | Liberty London | Little Brown | Made.com | Marks and Spencer | McCain Foods | National Gallery | Pan Macmillan | Paperchase Tottenham Court Road | Prince’s Trust | Radio Times | Roman Baths, Bath | Royal Gardens at Highgrove | Somerset House | Southbank Centre | Sunday Times Style Magazine | We Built This City | Waterstones Piccadilly | Wellcome Trust | Whitechapel Gallery
‘Josie’s exquisite eye for detail, superb use of colour, and intricate pattern work, have really bought our book to life. She is a fantastic creative, a pleasure to work with, and is always extremely professional and friendly.’ – Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
‘Spectacularly beautiful… We’re absolutely in love with Josie’s artwork and this book wouldn’t be the beauty it is without Josie’s amazing time and dedication.’ – Commissioning Editor, Children’s Non-fiction Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
‘Josie has created a design that not only interprets our site beautifully but presents it in a whole new light. Her professionalism and passion for design together with great versatility make her a joy to work with.’ – The Roman Baths, Bath
‘It has been a pleasure to work with Josie’ – British Museum
‘Not only is Josie a wonderfully creative and a versatile illustrator, but she is also always extremely professional, well-organised, timely and helpful. It is rare to find all these qualities in an illustrator, and it made for a very smooth and enjoyable project’ – Royal Gardens at Highgrove
‘A wonderful piece of illustration’ – John Murrays
‘Josie Shenoy has done a brilliant job in capturing the exuberance and vibrancy of the wildlife in the book… I particularly love her fluid, gambolling otters and bounding water deer… her design is at the same time classic and yet up-to-the-minute. The palette of colours is subtle and clever’ – Brett Westwood, author of Wonderland: A Year of Britain’s Wildlife, Day by Day
‘Josie’s beautifully illustrated cards are firm favourites among our customers’ – Somerset House
‘Josie illustrated to our brief perfectly’ – Imperial War Museum