Frances Ives
Illustration
Howdens
Spring | 2019

After winning a competition set by Michael O’Mara, an independent publishing house in London, Frances Ives published her first children’s picture book, ‘Maybe the Moon’ in September 2018.

Frances now seeks to improve her understanding of the field as a whole and, with the support of a QEST Howdens Scholarship, will undertake an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Frances strongly believes that the craft of hand-drawn and created illustration should not be lost in the digital age and, in addition to creating new children’s books, will continue to exhibit her work in gallery spaces, blurring the lines between fine and graphic art.