Lucy Farfort is an illustrator of mixed Caribbean/English heritage based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Her illustrations are created using a mix of traditional and digital media – generally watercolour paintings, enhanced with PhotoShop brushes and found textures.
Lucy is passionate about the need for more diversity in children’s publishing, and one of her proudest moments as an illustrator was being awarded first prize for illustration, in Faber Children’s inaugural FAB Prize competition. Her illustrations were also selected for publication in the 2019 CLPE ‘Reflecting Realities’ report.
Most recently she has worked with Caterpillar Books on the Our Town series created by Sarah Shaffi and written by Isabel Otter. Lucy is also an aspiring writer, and her illustration and writing, is represented by agent Alice Sutherland-Hawes at ASH Literary.