About

My name is Katie Idle, and I am a 2019 graduate of the MA Children’s Book Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art.

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always had a story to tell.

I have a First Class degree in Classical Civilisation from the University of Nottingham (class of 2017), and I cannot resist drawing inspiration from the rich history of Ancient Greece and Rome and their mythology.

More than anything I love to draw people, our everyday lives, our emotions, and our wonderful idiosyncrasies.  I endeavour to capture this in my sketches, and I have a passion for reportage (and people-watching!). I typically work with traditional media, and always have a sketchbook on hand to scribble down an amusing conversation or a poor, unsuspecting person nearby.

When I am not illustrating, I can usually be found reading in a corner under a pile of books, with my cat and a large mug of hot chocolate.