I was born and raised in Winchester, Hampshire. After spending some time in London, I later moved to Wiltshire, where I live with my young family.
I have always enjoyed painting and drawing and I am passionate about illustration. During my career as a teacher, I have often used my art in teaching to illustrate stories and poems with my classes.
My inspiration comes from a love of books and poetry and my work is influenced by a wide variety of different authors and poets, primarily children's authors. My style is typically using bright and bold colours to portray humanistic animals and characters from well-known tales. I also enjoy sketching caricatures of pets and other animals.
I like to work in mediums of acrylic, pen, ink and coloured pencils, and work fine detail into my paintings.
I am very happy to take on commissions. Please also see my website: http://www.alexcrumpillustration.com