Sarah Horne learnt to draw whilst trying to explain her reasoning for an elaborate haircut at the age of nine.

An illustrator for over fifteen years, she started her Illustration career working on Illustration commissions for newspapers such as The GuardianThe Independent On Sunday and Print Week. She also worked for advertising clients such as Nike, T-Mobile and IKEA.

Her first picture book Rhino, What Rhino? with Caryl Hart(Hodder) published in 2010, and was closely followed by a young fiction two-book series Paws, Claws And Frilly Drawers and Tantrums And Tiaras(Stripes), which she wrote and illustrated.

Sarah has since illustrated many funny young fiction titles, including the Fizzlebert Stump series by A.F Harrold (Bloomsbury), Llama United by Scott Allen (Pan Macmillan) and Ask Oscar by Alan MacDonald (Egmont).

She is currently illustrating Sam Copeland’s debut series CHARLIE CHANGES INTO A CHICKEN (Puffin)

She loves to include funny detail and extra visual narratives in her work. She works traditionally with a dip pen and Indian ink, and finishes the work digitally.

When not at her desk, Sarah loves running, painting, photography, cooking, film, and a good stomp up a hill.

Sarah can currently be found giggling under some paper, in her London studio.



F1, Whirled Art Studio

118 Stanstead Road
London, UK SE23 3EP