I am artist predominantly focused on children’s picture books and editorial, my work engages audiences with atmosphere and dynamic compositions. I enjoy projects addressing important subjects like kindness, and morality to positively communicate with children and adults alike to enable empathy and understanding of the world, but also like to have a bit of fun with more whimsical concepts too. I also like to purposefully conceal objects, characters and narratives to entice their participation and exploration of each illustration.  


Location illustrations provide snapshots of culture and place both real and imagined. These immersive landscapes and vibrant urban spaces effectively inspire curiosity and playfulness in adults. My loosely painted characters and their intriguing and sometimes humorous actions add life to the illustrated environments and texts.


I use tonal contrasts, loose hand-drawn and painted or textural assets to combine highly detailed areas with space that allows the eye and mind to rest. 


Although challenged by a wide of range of briefs, my methodology involves an in-depth analysis and idea generation, the resulting imagery is layered with cultural and social stories. 

Illustration MA - Distinction, Arts University Bournemouth, 2021

Illustration BA (Hons) - Upper Second Class, University of Worcester, 2018


I am represented by Katie at The Illustration Room: katie@illustrationroom.com.au


..or please do get in touch with me: olliedavisillustration@outlook.com 


To MA Illustration at Arts University Bournemouth - Making the most of the course and preparing for post university

Selected Clients and Collaborators

Bradt travel Guides

Beer52 (Ferment Mag & Glug Mag) 

Sydney Living Museums

Grumpy Sailor


3x3 Magazine of Illustration Annual No.17 (2020) - Merit 

Templar Design and Illustration Awards 2020 - Longlisted