Louise Voce

Original picture book artwork by Louise Voce is available for purchase from Children’s Book Illustration.

Louise trained at Liverpool Polytechnic where she graduated with a first class honours BA in Graphic Design. She then went on to obtain an MA in Graphic Design at Manchester Polytechnic. Since then she has freelanced in London. Her jobs have included work for The Sunday Times, Radio Times and BBC Publications as well as her children’s books for David Bennett Books and Walker Books. Louise takes years to produce her children’s books, but the results are well worth the wait. Her books include Hello, Goodbye; The Quangle Wangle’s Hat and The Owl and the Pussy Cat. There have been several illustrated versions of this poem, but few have caught so perfectly the silliness and spirit of the master of nonsense. Louise’s ebullient pictures are filled with an infectious vitality and reveal an eye for the absurd that is a joy to behold.

In 1980 she won the Golden Pen of Belgrade, for illustration.

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