By Victoria Byron, Feb 18 2020 10:41AM

I keep meaning to write a story about my Nan, she was such an inspiration to me when I was a child. She always brought fun things in her bag when she came to visit.

By Victoria Byron, Jun 26 2019 01:15PM

Thank you to my brother-in-law, Marcus Byron, for his great woodwork skills and for helping me to set up a new studio. After all those years of working from the kitchen table it's great to finally have a proper space to call my own. Watch this space for some new and exciting work!

By Victoria Byron, Mar 6 2019 05:05PM

In anticipation of World Book Day, tomorrow, I paid a visit to Broadclyst Primary School to talk to the reception children about being an illustrator. It was a lovely morning with lots of friendly, smiling little faces, asking lots of questions. After I read the children a story I got them to do some wonderful bird drawings, which had lots of fabulous colours. We started by drawing an egg shape, which was then turned into birds of all shapes and sizes. By starting a drawing with a simple shape, young children are less intimidated by the blank sheet of paper. I only wish that I had photographed a few more of the drawings. Alas! Time seemed to run away.

By Victoria Byron, Feb 27 2019 08:02PM

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but Tamlin is going on his great adventure at last! Due to be published by Starfish Bay Publishing, March 2020. It’s all very exciting!

By Victoria Byron, Aug 15 2018 11:54AM

There is still a couple of weeks to see Gerald the giraffe at the 'Alfie's Night Out' exhbition. Gerald is quite big headed in this story about being the most popular exhibit in the museum! Huge thanks to Roy Adams www.myiontheworld.com for taking some wonderful photographs.

By Victoria Byron, May 25 2018 03:42PM

As I was drawing in the museum I came across a sparrow - no 114. He stood out to me amongst the more bigger and colourful birds in the collection. He looked cheeky and chirpy, yet small and ordinary. I thought children would relate to him as they can often feel small and overlooked, so he was just right for my main character. Initially I wanted to call him Solomon but it was decided by the museum that he would be name Alfie. Much more child friendly, so, the character of Alfie began to develop.

By Victoria Byron, May 25 2018 03:24PM

Please come and see the exhibition it if you have the chance. It's on until September 2nd. Good for little ones, and grown ups alike!

By Victoria Byron, May 25 2018 02:30PM

It's 150 years since The Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) first opened its doors in Exeter. For their anniversary the museum asked me to design a children's book to be sold in their shop.

The brief was to show a variety of exhibits from the collection at RAMM and include Prince Albert himself of course!

By Victoria Byron, May 11 2018 11:57AM

This is my first children's book, commissioned by The Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) for their 150th anniversary, which has been such a rewarding project to work on.

Originally I was asked to do some art workshops, for schoolgroups, to encourage children to explore the museum. From the workshops the idea for this story developed.

I had free reign to chose a creature from the museum's collection and develop it into the main character in this story. One day I was drawing in the birdroom and suddenly I saw him! The sparrow - because he was small and ordinary, sitting in the middle of a vast array of beautiful, big, colourful birds. So, Alfie was born! Small and ordinary but ready for an exciting adventure...

By Victoria Byron, May 18 2017 09:54AM

I have been working on some new characters today #illustration. I have had a couple of trip to the theatre lately, so maybe that inspired this lovely lady. I have seen two amazing plays 'La Strada' and 'Othello' at the Northcott Theatre. #theatre. Both producations spectular in very different ways. La Strada was so creative and visually beautiful and held me spellbound throughout. Othello was so convincing and moving. Both productions had such wonderful actors and although I didn't dress up like the lady below, I hope to visit the theatre more often for some inspiration.