Original book artwork by Sarah McMenemy is available for purchase from Children’s Book Illustration.
Sarah studied at Chelsea School of Art and Brighton University where she graduated with a degree in Illustration.
On leaving art school Sarah worked for a wide variety of magazines and top design and advertising groups. A notable job came from London Underground to create a permanent installation of eighteen full height panels lining the platforms at Shadwell Station on the East London Line. Her reportage illustrations portray the richness of the East End from pubs, market stalls and tenement blocks to majestic tall ships and Hawksmoor churches.
Since 2003 Sarah has been writing and illustrating children’s books, first Waggle and then Jack’s New Boat, both published by Walker Books. She’s also illustrated the Bonnie series of books written by Bel Mooney, and several books in the U.S. including Everybody Bonjours! by Leslie Kimmelman and published by Knopf at Random House. More recently Sarah was awarded an Original Art Medallion by the Society of Illustrators for Tillie the Terrible Swede, published by Random House, New York. However, her 3D City Skyline series of books for Walker Books have proved hugely popular and she seems to be constantly working on a new city somewhere!