London based illustrator Josie Shenoy creates intricate illustrations drawing on themes of nature, pattern, traditional decorative arts and a love of storytelling.
Beautifully detailed, with a touch of romance and sophisticated use of colour, Josie’s kaleidoscopic hand-drawn illustrations can be found across London and beyond.
Drawing is at the heart of her creative practice. Through a combination of detailed pencil drawing, collage and traditional print methods fused with digital processes, Josie aims to create kaleidoscopic compositions in a romantic palette of vintage colours and textures.
Josie’s work can be found in museums and shops such as Anthropologie, the British Museum, National Gallery, Liberty London, Fortnum & Mason and the Royal Gardens at Highgrove where she was invited to meet TRH The Prince of Wales.
Her first picture book for children, The National Archives: The Buildings That Made London, was published with Bloomsbury in 2018 and was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards at Somerset House.
Josie illustrates in her Crystal Palace studio with help from her assistant, Larry the cat.