About Clare Beaton
I was brought up in North London where I still live and work. I studied graphics and illustration at art college and within a year got a job at the BBC as an illustrator for children’s programmes which was fantastic.
I have always had a love of folk art and now create illustrations for children’s books using felt and a mostly vintage range of buttons, braid and fabrics. The pictures are all hand-stitched and I am always looking for more items to recycle and give a new lease of life in my work. Old aprons are a favourite source of wonderful patterns.