Mark Nicholas

Children's Book Illustrator

I was born in York but now live on a farm amongst the gorgeous Welsh countryside.

In 2017 I graduated from the Cambridge School of Art with an MA in Children's Book Illustration. 


Whilst studying I went on to win both the Lara Jones Award and the inaugural Carmelite Prize where I was chosen to illustrate Cressida Cowell's latest picture book 'The Story of Tantrum O'Furrily', published in 2018 by Hodder. 


The Story of Tantrum O'Furrily was nominated for the

Kate Greenaway Medal and longlisted for the

Klaus Flugge Prize in 2019. 

Selected Clients

Hodder Children's Books

Tate Publishing

Published Books




2019 - Klaus Flugge Prize - Longlisted

The Story of Tantrum O'Furrily

2019 - Kate Greenaway Medal - Nomination

The Story of Tantrum O'Furrily

2016 - The Carmelite Prize - Winner

2015 - Lara Jones Award - Winner


Tate Publishing


Events & Workshops

The Lost Horse book launch, Tate Modern - 21 Oct 2018

2018 Oxford Literary Festival - Book Launch & Workshop 

Cathedral School, Cardiff - Storytelling & Crafts - 17/19 Oct 2018

Gayhurst Primary School, London - Art Workshop (age 5)

Represented by Felicity Trew

Caroline Sheldon Agency 


All images © 2019 by Mark Nicholas

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