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Maisie Paradise Shearring is an illustrator and author based in Hull. She loves making books, drawing from observation, and inventing characters in her sketchbooks. Alongside her illustration, Maisie is co-founder and tutor at Orange Beak Studio.
Maisie studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2013. In 2015, she graduated from Cambridge School of Art, where she gained a distinction and also received the Ronald Searle Prize for Creativity. In April of the same year, Maisie won the International Award for Illustration at Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Maisie’s picture books include, Anna and Otis and I’m Actually Really-Grown Up Now, both published by Two Hoots. Anna and Otis was nominated by IBBY for the 2019 Bratislava Biennial of Illustration.
Maisie has recently illustrated, The Girl Who Noticed Everything, a picture book written by Jane Porter and published by Walker Books. It is set in the same world and follows on from the book, The Boy Who Loved Everyone, which won the Little Rebels award in 2020 and a Christopher Award in 2022.
Maisie’s latest book, Bob and Bunk is a picture book collaboration with illustrator Rose Blake and designer Ness Wood. The book is a playful sequence about two cats meeting, illustrated by both Maisie and Rose.