Ruth Hearson

Biography

Ruth often describes her job as “drawing baby toes” as in recent years she has enjoyed illustrating lots of books for babies and toddlers. Ruth graduated from Birmingham City University in 1996 with a First-Class degree in Visual Communication: Illustration and had such a lovely time she stayed on to do a Master’s degree. In 2018 Ruth was delighted to be nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration, the most exciting thing since winning an Easter egg for disco dancing at the Year 5 school disco.

Actively involved with her church, Ruth helps to present a monthly service called “Everybody Sunday” which creatively presents a biblical theme to an all- age congregation. You’ll find Ruth drawing and drinking tea at home in North Staffordshire, where she lives with her husband, two noisy teenage children and a sleepy cat called Orlando.

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