Catherine Booth
Dancing in the Rain

Children's Publishing

Commissioned | New Talent

How were your illustrations used? :
Book inside or spot illustration/s, Self Promotion/portfolio, Whole book design

How did you make this work:
In 2023 I collaborated with an Italian author on a children's picture book inspired by the magnetic and wonderous Gene Kelly. Through the eyes of 3-year-old Olmo the narrative takes us on a journey through Kelly's most iconic dance sequences and films, bringing to life this golden-age figure to a modern audience. Illustrations were made in gouache and crayon then digitally edited on Photoshop.

Commissioner Name :
Giulia Zucchini
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Manchester School of Art

Currently Based:
United Kingdom (UK)

Catherine is a children's illustrator and storyteller from the North of England, specialising in picture books. She is inspired by friendships, movement and the natural world, and works mainly with gouache and pencil crayon to give her art a timeless quality. In 2023 she began working on her first children's book project, as well as a greetings card collection for