Born in 1989 in Oxfordshire in the UK, Hayley has always loved and cared for the natural world. She describes her natural talent for art and drawing as her ‘autistic and dyslexic gift’ which she went on to develop further by obtaining a distinction level MA in Illustration at Falmouth University. She has a scientific education in biology, zoology & ornithology. Her obsession with birds, particularly parrots, has meant she is very knowledgeable on them.
Hayley works hard to bring the natural world to life in her own unique style, using mainly traditional illustration techniques which she applies to digital using Procreate & Adobe Fresco on her iPad Pro tablet. To widen her skills in digital illustration and to realise her ambition to be an illustrator full time, she is currently undertaking a course in Adobe Illustrator software.
Hayley has written & illustrated a children’s fictional book called ‘Alfie’s Adventures’ soon to be published by Dixi Books.
When she is not drawing or writing she spends her time with her partner and family going on walks, cooking, sightseeing, travelling and looking after her houseplant collection and rescue pet African grey parrot, Alfie!
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