David Catrow was born an artist. From the moment he was able to resist eating the crayon in his hand, he’s been drawing. Today he’s a cartoonist, an illustrator and a painter with a constant need to explore the potential of his ideas, playing with them in his head and on the canvas. His dream project would be to live in France and art direct a film about rabbits and other furry creatures.
David’s style is very personal – he draws in his own, natural way. His aim is to capture the feeling, and let the viewer experience it. As a book illustrator, his role is to convey the story, setting, characters and their interactions. But he also aims to find something that’s not there in the words, binding in a subtle layer that shapes the characters beyond what’s written on the page. The images themselves are notable for their expressiveness, colour, depth and detail.