My journey with illustration has been a long and winding one with lots of different opportunities and new things to be learned along the way. I have loved every minute of it!
I have been involved in studying and working in illustration since I began my journey at Harlow Technical College. I studied Book Design and Production and Design for Printing and I have found that this has given me a solid grounding in how to approach all the commissions that have been sent to me.
I went on to study HND Illustration at Cambridge School of Art in the 1980s and this is where I truly fell in love with the world of illustration. It was an exciting time to be studying and there was a lot of creative energy around - I have never lost this sense of excitement and fun when it comes to a new project.
I returned to Cambridge School of Art to study for my MA in Children's Book Illustration in 2008. Up until then I had spent my time on regular commissions for The Girl Guide Association, The Readers Digest, Zigzag Publishing as well as private commissions and exhibitions. I also worked as a Gallery Assistant at The Playhouse Gallery in Harlow, got involved in artistic projects with them and also with Harlow Ballet Association and their stage productions.
It was on completing my MA in 2011 that I joined The Bright Agency and while I was with them I worked on many educational books which have appeared all over the world. The thought that children around the world are reading the books that I illustrated makes me very happy.
In recent years I have taken time out to work on other projects: Private commissions, exhibitions and setting up my Etsy shop - https://AntheaWhitworthArt.etsy.com.
List of Clients
My Magic Name
Hinkler Books Pty Ltd
Seed Learning, Inc
The Readers Digest
The Girl Guides Association
Harlow Ballet Association
List of Exhibitions
2019 Four East Anglian Artists at Hertford Theatre Gallery
2018 Four East Anglian Artists at Courtyard Arts, Hertford
2017 works included in Harlow Open Exhibition at The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow
2016 works included in Harlow Open Exhibition at The Gibberd Gallery, Harlow
2011 MA show at Foyles Gallery, London
2011 MA show at The Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
2006 'A Whiff of Delight', solo exhibition at Harlow Central Library
2004 'Magical Moments', solo exhibition at St John's Arts and Recreation Centre, Old Harlow
1993 Shared exhibition with Anthony Kinsey, The Playhouse Gallery, Harlow
1991 Shared exhibition as part of The Mulberry Group at St John's Arts and Recreation Centre, Old Harlow
1987 works included in the Readers Digest Young Illustrators exhibition, Smiths Gallery, Covent Garden, London
1985 work included in selection of Cambridge School of Art HND students exhibition, Association of Illustrators, Charlotte Street, London