Abigail Hookham


Abigail Hookham is an illustrator based in Fenland, Cambridgeshire.

She obtained a Distinction for her Masters in Children’s Literature: Illustration from Goldsmiths UOL and holds a First Class Honours Degree in Game Art and Design from Norwich University of the Arts, giving her a unique perspective on children’s books.

With an interest in Augmented Reality and game theory, Abigail’s work is driven by her passion for evoking wonder. Her imagery is deeply laced with intrigue to transport the reader to different worlds. She loves to play with lighting and colour, and takes inspiration from Pixar for their impeccable visual storytelling and ability to appeal to a dual audience. Abigail creates her illustrations with a mixed media approach, using a range of media from gouache to oil pastel and often taking the scanned works into Photoshop for final enhancements.

Abigail’s first illustrated picture book, ‘Oran the Curious Otter’, published in February 2022 by Floris books.


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