Joanna Basford is a Scottish artist and illustrator known for her intricate, hand-drawn illustrations and popular coloring books.
Her first coloring booksecret GardenFilled with flowers and plants, it quickly became a hit and launched Basford’s career as a bestselling author and artist.
Since then, she has released several coloring books, including “Enchanted forest“,”lost ocean,” And “worlds of wondersAll were met with critical acclaim and helped popularize adult coloring.
Early life and inspiration
Joanna Basford grew up in Scotland, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and the wildlife that appears in so many of her illustrations. After completing her studies at Duncan Jordanston College of Art and Design in Scotland, she began working as a freelance commercial illustrator. During this time, she developed her own distinctive style and passion for intricate, hand-drawn illustrations. She began experimenting with creating designs that could be colored in by others, which eventually led to her first coloring book,”secret Garden. “