About me

I graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2005, and now live and work in Bristol.

I work primarily for children’s publishing, and have worked with a variety of publishers including Random House Children’s Books and Templar Publishing. My first solo book 'Scary Mary' was published by Tiger Tales in Spring 2012, my second book ‘What Goes Up’, was published in Spring 2013. I am currently excited to be working on my 3rd author/illustrator book with Tiger Tales, and my first title with Bloomsbury, London.

I find inspiration from the oddities of everyday life, from people and animals, and from music and daydreams.

When I'm not illustrating I can be found swing dancing the night away, making up tunes on the piano, exploring on my bike or baking a cake.

Say hello at: paula.bowles@gmail.com