Hello! I’m Rachael and I’m a British children’s book illustrator living in a seaside village just North of Liverpool. My work is traditionally and digitally painted, and often portrays rich imagery and diverse and engaging characters. I love to illustrate natural scenery as I am very moved by beautiful landscapes, and I enjoy finding inspiration when visiting my local national trust, beach and the glorious Lake District. When I'm not illustrating, I like to wind down by playing the piano, cooking delicious tofu dishes and reading a good book!

I am currently enjoying working on middle grade fiction and picture books, and my most recent achievement is becoming Dame Jacqueline Wilson's new illustrator. I have had the incredible honour of working with her on her fantastic new book The Primrose Railway Children which is now out in the world for everyone to see!


Anderson Press

Barrington Stoke 

Chicken House


In The Moment Magazine

Jacqueline Wilson Magazine


Ma Vie Magazine

Nosy Crow

Outside Magazine

Penguin Random House UK

Penguin Random House US

Puffin Books UK


Illustrated Books

A Chase in Time by Sally Nicholls

A Christmas in Time by Sally Nicholls

An Escape in Time by Sally Nicholls

A Secret in Time by Sally Nicholls

B is for Ballet  by John Robert Allman

Deep Secret by Berlie Doherty

Home For Grace by Kathryn White

Moonchild: Voyage of the Lost and Found  by Aisha Bushby

Moonchild: City of the Sun by Aisha Bushby

The Faraway Truth by Janae Marks

The Primrose Railway Children by Jacqueline Wilson

The Puffin Book of Big Dreams: Sweet Dreams by Anne Fine

The Royal Rebel: The Life of Suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh by Bali Rae

Wave Riders by Lauren St John


For enquiries regarding children's book projects please contact my agent Charlie Bowden at charlie@pickledink.com. Thank you!