Salomey Doku

Salomey is a self-taught author-illustrator from Leeds, England. Originally trained in architecture, in which she worked for over 3 years, she started watercolour painting in 2018 and quickly fell in love with the art of storytelling.Reunited with the passion for art that she had left behind in high-school, Salomey began voraciously creating characters, comics and colourful stories. She is inspired by her diverse community, the natural world, and all things bright and beautiful.

She has previously illustrated two self-published picture books by Tina Olajide, and is currently developing numerous concepts for her own children’s books, including several graphic novels and picture books. When she is not drawing, she is either daydreaming, going on long walks around Yorkshire, jetting off on international city breaks, at church, or talking to her pet hedgehog Strawberry.