Name: Diana Mayo
Describe your illustration style in ten words or less.
Painterly, mixed-media with delicate patterns, nature-infused with a sprinkle of surrealism.
Drawing board, daylight bulb, paint brushes, Arches Hot-pressed water-colour paper.
A tossup between Liquitex acrylic paints and graphite pencils.
Name three artists whose work inspires you.
Lizbeth Zwerger, John Burningham, Odilon Redon.
Going to art college and realising I could make pretty things just with a pencil and paper.
My studio space is now in the family home amongst the dining-room area. It’s a pretty light, organised area but with interruptions from teenagers, a husband and two cats!
I used to share a dedicated studio-space in London, but times have changed…
What is your favourite part of the illustration process?
Either scribbling the first initial ideas or being deep into final artwork
Diana Mayo is an illustrator now based in Chelmsford, near London.
She enjoys working for a broad spectrum of clients across the publishing, design and has recently published Snow Ghost, written by Tony Mitton, published by Bloomsbury UK. Other clients include Penguin Random House USA and Macmillan USA. Diana is represented by Artist Partners illustration agency.
January 27, 2022 at 12:35AM Katrin Dreiling