A little bit about me… and my online shop

Carol Kearns Self PortraitMy first consciousness of illustration was colouring in the black & white drawings in the Milly Molly Mandy books by Joyce Lankester Brisley that I found in the tea-chests of books my dad used to buy at auction. Drawing InkI’ve continued my love of coloured pencils but now also work in watercolour and coloured inks.

As an illustrator I particularly enjoy painting all subjects foodie as well as anything to do with plants and animals. I also like Mug and Cake copyproducing hand lettering. When I’m not doing this I’m to be found drinking tea and pottering around in my garden

Online Shop

I like to convert my illustrations into items that can be used such as recipe cards and artists books. Visit my online shop ‘The Museum Shelves’ to see examples of my work for sale.

Since obtaining a First Class Degree in Illustration from Norwich University of the Arts, I have worked as a freelance illustrator. Clients have included: EPD Norfolk Magazine, Hodmedod Ltd, Peachey’s Preserves, The Orion Publishing Group (W&N), Kyle Books, Fabulous Food Magazine, Bread Workshops, Gabriel’s Garden, Provenance, Humble Cake, Amelia’s Magazine, Peachey’s Spirits, Quality Teacher Recruitment and Waveney Valley Spirits, as well a range of private commissions. My work ‘A Compost Alphabet’ was selected for the Association of Illustrators Images 35 Annual.

Between times, I’m a regular contributor to the EDP Norfolk Magazine where I write and illustrate the monthly “The Art of Baking” feature. As well as seeing my work in the magazine, view some of my latest work on my Blog and also on Twitter.  My Norfolk Magazine recipes are now available on my baking website The Art of Baking – Quick and Easy Cake Recipes by Carol Kearns

I am, of course, always available for commissions – get in touch via the various contact details on my ‘Contact’ page.


EDP Norfolk Magazine
Norwich University of the Arts BA Illustration Course
The Association of Illustrators
The Curwen Print Study Centre
Cambridge University Botanic Garden Art, Craft and Gardening Courses
Dip Pen Nibs