Illustrators / Photographers / Etc.
ERIKA PAL was born in Budapest. She worked in an animation film studio, before relocating to the UK with a dream of becoming a freelance illustrator. During her Animation and Illustration degree at London's Kingston University, she was twice highly commended for the Macmillan Prize, and won the national competition for Booktrust's Big Picture logo. After graduation, her first picture book, Azad's Camel was published by Frances Lincoln, followed by I See the Moon and Little Lion. .....
Kate Pankhurst graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a degree in illustration. She was the highest placed graduate in a national student competition, The Macmillan Prize for Children's Book Illustration in 2002. Since then she has illustrated several books including Captain Pike Looks After the Baby by Marjorie Newman and Who's a Cheeky Baby? by Ian Whybrow. She has also illustrated Wasim One Star and Wasim the Wanderer for Frances Lincoln Publishers. .....
Robert Andrew Parker is a fine artist and printmaker whose work often appears in publications such as the New Yorker. He has illustrated more than 70 books for children. His Pop Corn and Ma Goodness was a Caldecott Honor Book and in 2002 he won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his picture book, Cold. Mr. Parker lives in West Cornwall, Connecticut.
DAVID PARKINS used to skive off football by drawing posters for the games teachers, which is why he is now an illustrator and not a famous footballer. He has illustrated many children's picture books for British, American and Canadian publishers, including Egypt Diary by Richard Platt for Walker UK and Candlewick US. He lives in Ontario, Canada, with his wife, daughter and two cats.
Julie Paschkis was born in Pennsylvania and attended Germantown Friends School, Ringerike Folkehogskole in Norway, Cornell University and the School for American Craftsmen at RIT. She taught art to grade school children for about 8 years. During that time she continued to work on her own art and illustration. In 1991 she stopped teaching to commit herself to doing art full time. That art includes painting, illustration, and illustrating children's books. .....
Terry Pastor has worked as an illustrator and painter for many years, and is interested in vehicles of all kinds. He lives in Swanton Morley, Norfolk.
Geoffrey Patterson began his career in interior design and worked as a set designer with the BBC for 13 years. He was a lecturer in illustration at Suffolk College and has published many books for children. In 1986 he won the Smarties prize for The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg. He lives in Norfolk.
Korky Paul was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is a well known figure in the children's book world and among his illustrated work is the highly-successful Winnie the Witch series. He lives in Oxford.
Dr. Christiana Payne is Senior Lecturer of Art at Oxford Brooks University
Andrew Perris has tackled a wide range of challenging commissions during the 20 years he has worked as a photographer. Many have included animals, from snails on location to elephants in the studio, but pigs have to be the ultimate challenge so far because they simply do not stand still! That said, he has learned along the way and has met some fantastic characters (and pigs). His numerous corporate and advertising clients include Virgin, Sainsburys, Parker Pens, P&O Ferries, and Royal Bank of Scotland.
Sue Porter has designed, illustrated, contributed to and often written around 60 children's books, all of which share a gentle warmth and humour. Her previous titles include Hepzibah, which was runner-up for the Mother Goose Award, and One Potato which won the Owl Award in Japan, and the Prix Verselle in France.
Marc Pouyet trained as a graphic designer at the Corvisart School of Graphic Arts in Paris. He has worked as a graphic artist and children's illustrator, and artistic director at the children's publishers Nathan and Ravensburger. As well as producing land art and sculptures using natural materials, he runs workshops in schools and community centres for children and adults. He lives in Saint-Maurice-pres-Crocq, France
Jane Pruden is a freelance writer specialising in country issues, field sports, health and food. She is a regular contributor to local and national magazines including Fieldsports and Scottish Sporting Gazette.