Jane Porter is an illustrator and writer with an MA in Illustration and Animation from Kingston University and is a winner of The London Book Fair Illustration Prize. A former journalist, Jane has illustrated for a variety of publishers as well as illustration commissions for organisations such as London Zoo, The National Trust, English Heritage and Kensington Palace among others. She also runs creative workshops for children and school art projects.
Jane's first picture book as author/illustrator, Pink Lion, will be published by Walker in 2017. She's also illustrated Wings!, a picture book by Paul Stewart for publication by Otter Barry Books this year, as well as a series of early readers for Orion. Other titles include This Rabbit, That Rabbit (Baby Walker, 2013) which was chosen by Bookstart to be given to all new babies born in the UK in 2015, and Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth (Dial Books, 2012).
When she's not working, Jane can often be found out on the river Thames in a coracle, skiff or punt, looking out for passing bats, cormorants and wagtails.