My name is Alan Hawkins and I am a freelance illustrator specialising in illustration for children’s picture books and young adult literature.
Working primarily in watercolour and gouache, I enjoy exploring a fantasy world filled with human, animal and otherworldly characters, sometimes with an eccentric sense of humour. I also create complete and accomplished digital illustrations when required.
I have both a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (majoring in painting) and an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design which I studied in Melbourne, Australia. I have also completed a 15 week illustration course at Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, Sweden.
Recently I’ve become an artist member of Storybird. A website that allows writers of all ages to create their own stories by purchasing artwork from a vast library of illustrative talent from around the world.
I reside in Melbourne, Australia with my wonderfully supportive Swedish-born wife, Filippa and our young son Ethan.
I invite you to have a browse through my folio. If you like my style and would like to discuss possible projects then I’d love to hear from you!