Jane Chapman – “I studied illustration at Brighton University a long, long time ago, but now I live in a tiny village in Dorset. I illustrate children’s books, and write them when I can think of a story.
Writing is more difficult than painting, but painting takes longer to do. I used to draw pictures sometimes under the pseudonym, Jack Tickle, but these days I am just Jane Chapman all the time.
I have illustrated over a hundred books, and am celebrating 25 years in Children’s Books – hooray! It is such a pleasure to see books become real. I sometimes have to pinch myself that a story can start in my brain and become an actual thing that people want to read.”
Generally this means we do not have a great deal of Jane’s work to show, but when she does do non-illustrative work it is fantastic and a pleasure to hang. Unfortunately for us she is normally busy working to publisher deadlines on commissions.