Natalie Toms Ilustrates AnimalsIllustration // Friday, 18 Jan 2013
Natalie Toms was born in Cornwall, a place of faraway fields, cascading cliff faces and sleepy shores. She spent the summers of her childhood marvelling at the tall trees and little creatures in the fields behind her grandparents' house. Burying herself deeper in the thickets of the countryside, she would build dwellings beneath trees, make drawings, hang wind-chimes from branches and collect leaves, sycamore seeds and other natural ephemera that she found on her wanderings.
'I have an affinity for the relationships between nature and those living in it, as well as our curious human emotions, objects and imaginings; I collect them with pencil, ink and watercolour as detailed observations and memories onto paper.'