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Holly Bushnell

Holly Bushnell is a children’s illustrator and mural artist based in Merseyside. As well as being a mentee on the Pathways into Children’s Publishing programme, she is studying a postgraduate degree in Illustration at Falmouth University (online).

Holly is a lifelong vegetarian/vegan, and loves illustrating animals, history and imaginative, detailed scenes. Holly is seeking agency representation and is keen to take on book illustration projects for early readers.

Holly’s favourite illustrators and artistic influences include Axel Scheffler, Judith Kerr and Nick Sharratt. Her work has been described as ‘little pieces of happy’ by the children’s author Cathy Cassidy, and her storyboarding work ‘dynamic’ by Rob Biddulph.

Twitter: @hollyfbushnell
Instagram: @hollybushnellillustration

Pathways has also been a wonderful focus to have during the pandemic, it kept me going and has helped my mental health.

Holly Bushnell Pathways 2019 – 2021
Children's illustration of a young girl with a yellow top and purple trousers