London-based illustrator Josie Shenoy creates intricate illustrations drawing on themes of nature, pattern, traditional decorative arts and a love of storytelling.
Alongside taking on freelance illustration commissions, Josie designs her own collections of greeting cards and giclée art prints which she sells online and to trade. Most recently, Josie has illustrated popular ranges for Anthropologie, Crabtree & Evelyn and the British Museum, and has stocked Foyles, Harrods, and many other well-known shops and museums across London.
Her first picture book for children, The National Archives: The Buildings That Made London, was published with Bloomsbury in 2018 and was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards at Somerset House.
Josie illustrates in her lovely bright studio in the heart of Crystal Palace, London. Drawing is at the heart of her creative practice. Through a combination of detailed pencil drawing, collage and traditional print methods fused with digital processes, Josie aims to create kaleidoscopic compositions in a romantic palette of vintage colours and textures.
SELECTED CLIENTS & STOCKISTS
Anthropologie | Bloomsbury | British Museum Company | Crabtree & Evelyn | Design Museum | Foyles | Harrods | Historic Royal Palaces | Horniman Museum & Gardens | Houses of Parliament | Imperial War Museum | John Murray | Made.com | Marks and Spencer | National Gallery | Prince’s Trust | Roman Baths, Bath | Royal Gardens at Highgrove | Somerset House | Southbank Centre | Sunday Times Style Magazine | We Built This City | 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’ – John Murrays
‘Josie’s beautifully illustrated cards are firm favourites among our customers’ – Somerset House
‘Josie illustrated to our brief perfectly’ – Imperial War Museum