After tinkering with pencils since she was a small child, at a quite advanced age, Jools Wilson studied ‘A’ level Art at a local college. Having got the hang of colouring-in, she then took an HND in Fine Art and started making paintings and lino prints and drawings.
Jools recently tried her hand at illustration when a friend asked her to decorate a book of poetry. This spurred her interest and she has since had illustrations published on the web and in ‘Stew’ magazine. She is currently working on illustrating a picture book, building her portfolio and learning a lot as she goes along.
Jools also designs mugs, notebooks, cards, jewellery and anything else she can think of, which she sells in her online shop, Bears Get Crafty. She started designing and making things when a friend suggested that one of her bears would look good as a brooch. Her humorous character designs are now starring on lots of lovely items and Jools hopes they will make you smile.
Jools is a member of the wonderful SCBWI. She has a cat and likes cake and ink.