Rachel Benge

Rachel is from South West London where she is living still. Growing up, she spent most of her time in stories, drawing and making things, including creating picture books of her own.

Rachel studied Art and Psychology at Reading University, before working as a studio manager at the Pottery Cafe in Richmond. Following her passion for picture books, she took a local illustration evening class which led to her embarking on the Children’s Book Illustration MA at Cambridge School of Art, graduating in 2016.

Rachel’s illustration explores her love of play and adventure, and she is inspired by the curiosity with which young children experience the world.