Becca Thorne

Becca’s personal and commercial work often focuses on animals or people in a natural landscape.  She enjoys finding textures within an image, which will create movement and pattern. Transferring ink from plate to paper by rubbing through with the back of a spoon, rather than a printing press, Becca is able to carefully control her printing process. Her unusual technique enables her govern the strength of tone and the amount of texture produced by the silk strands in the paper, creating unique prints with a translucent, luminescent quality.

Having grown up in the ancient woodland of the Forest of Dean Becca has a strong connection to the countryside and is heavily influenced by the natural world.  Becca graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2005, with an MA in Authorial Illustration. She now works as a freelance illustrator, contributing to a wide variety of UK publications including Wired, GQ, BBC History Magazine and The Folio Society as well as numerous book publishers. In 2008 she won the Saatchi and HarperCollins Book Cover Design Award and was a finalist in the 2005 Nationwide Mercury Art and Music Prize.