Vicky WoodgateDownload Portfolio (PDF) /
Vicky Woodgate has been drawing since a toddler. This passion for scribbling lead her to a career in commercial art for 25 + years. After graduating from Chelsea School of Art in London, she worked in many different countries on fun interesting projects in the TV, Film and Theme Park Industry, painting huge murals, backdrops, sets and props. After 10 enjoyable years she moved into illustration, working in design, editorial, advertising and publishing.
In 2016 she signed her first book deal, writing and illustrating books for children. Her first book idea was called Urban Jungle for Big Picture Press at Templar Books. All about animals in cities around the world, the idea coming from a trip to Athens where she spotted tortoise living in the centre of the city! Next up was A World of Birds followed by A World of Dinosaurs, because birds are dinosaurs, right?
Her new series which she is SUPER proud of is called The Magic of… SLEEP, SEASONS and the latest, FORESTS, which is out in 2023 and published by DK – A cool cat called Mimi is our magic guide throughout the series.
I Can See Nature’s Rainbow a new non-fiction for a younger audience was picked up by Scholastic and was published in May 2023.
Many of her book have been translated into different languages including English US, Japanese, German, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Hungarian, Latvian, Danish, Finnish and Spanish!
She currently lives on the south coast of England with her husband, 3 recently discovered hedgehogs, 2 slow worms and a visiting fox.