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Hello! My name is Lucy. I am the illustrator behind the Red Cat Press, and I am a badly-dressed, vegan, animal-loving aries. I am terrible with numbers, logic, technology and self-awareness (all of the useful things in life). My sense of direction and time-keeping have also been known to drive some people to distraction -- though I refuse to take credit for these -- they were inherited from my Dad's side of the family. I am rather good however, at cooking, organising, showing kindness to others and being creative. I live in the south-east corner of England with my husband who is a designer, and our cat, called Cat.

Along with being a spy, an animal defence officer and a bear (an unattainable dream I know, but I have always loved the idea of living in an underground den, foraging for nuts and berries and snoozing all winter), I have always wanted to be an artist. Which was just as well,…

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  • Born on March 29
  • Joined April 17, 2010

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Hello! My name is Lucy. I am the illustrator behind the Red Cat Press, and I am a badly-dressed, vegan, animal-loving aries. I am terrible with numbers, logic, technology and self-awareness (all of the useful things in life). My sense of direction and time-keeping have also been known to drive some people to distraction -- though I refuse to take credit for these -- they were inherited from my Dad's side of the family. I am rather good however, at cooking, organising, showing kindness to others and being creative. I live in the south-east corner of England with my husband who is a designer, and our cat, called Cat.

Along with being a spy, an animal defence officer and a bear (an unattainable dream I know, but I have always loved the idea of living in an underground den, foraging for nuts and berries and snoozing all winter), I have always wanted to be an artist. Which was just as well, as I left school at sixteen with an ‘F’ for fail after every subject apart from Art and Design for which I gained an ‘A’ (I didn’t really take to school). Luckily, this was all I needed to get me a place at a lovely art college by the sea, where I couldn’t believe my luck at being allowed to draw and paint all day, every day. Six years later, I graduated with a degree in Illustration and set off excitedly to London with my portfolio to follow my dreams of being a freelance illustrator. Over the years I have illustrated many a random thing from purple pop-up dogs to ice skating cats. Now, thanks to Easy, it is possible to sell my work to anywhere in the world, from my own little cyber-store, alongside lots of other creative types.

Being an artist suits me well as it requires minimal physical exertion and lots of daydreaming. I get a lot of my ideas whilst doing very boring and mundane tasks (which is handy for me, as my day job is both of these things). I love my Saturdays though, when I volunteer as a cat socialiser at my local RSPCA re-homing centre. I am also a member of the fundraising committee, which means I’m always trying to dream up new creative ideas to make more money for the kitties’ dinners!

SOME THINGS I LIKE…
Some things that I am particularly fond of are: animals – especially cats, owls, crows, bears and foxes --, childrens books, Christmas music, illustrations of anthropomorphic animals in clothes, collecting tins, Fridays, film trailers, stationery, cardigans, libraries, folk tales and magic, midnight snacks, train journeys, drinking tea in the bath, being read to, seeing the matador gored, hearing strangers hum, autumn, fairy lights, the smell of art shops, the sound of paper rustling, trees, tomato ketchup, crisps, mushrooms, curry, afternoon kips on a sunny patch of carpet and – surprise, – making lists!

SOME THINGS I DISLIKE…
Some things I am not very fond of are: peas, horror films, Mondays, cold soup, wearing a watch, airplanes, housework, eating animals, early mornings, selfish people, smoke, strangers whistling, computer games, toast that isn’t spread all the way to the edge, alarm clocks, rainbows and heavy skies, images of skulls, antiques programmes and the letters K and Z.

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