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Biography of artist and Illustrator WAYNE ANDERSON – Born 1946


At the age of fifteen I began a three year Graphics Course at Leicester College of Art. This was followed by a one year Post Graduate year.

I was lucky to be a Student at a time when lecturers were working Artists and Designers who earned their living in the Creative Arts and were employed to teach on a part time basis. They brought into the colleges - knowledge, experience, skills and imagination.

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On leaving Art College I moved to London in search of work in an Advertising Agency or Design Studio. After a series of interviews it was repeatedly suggested that because of the strong drawing element in my work - maybe I should consider re organising my Portfolio with a view to becoming a Freelance Illustrator. At this time I was unaware that there existed the possibility to make a living out of creating pictures.

One of my early commissions was to produce a picture on a fortnightly basis for the Clement Freud Cookery Column in the Weekend Telegraph Magazine. This lasted for a two year period and gave me a regular income and throughout this time other work developed and I gradually became established as an Illustrator.

1970 – Having married in London and started a family, moved back to a Leicestershire village, working from home with a London based Agent.

My pictures have been used for Greetings Cards - Posters - Prints - Limited Edition Prints - Jigsaws - Playing Cards - Record Covers - CD Covers - Book Jackets - Magazine Illustrations - Advertising Campaigns - Animated Films - Holograms - Adult Books - Children's Books

1975 – I was commissioned to create a Children’s Book. The story concept and the pictures were completed and accepted by the Publisher – it was at this point the poet and playwright, Christopher Logue, was brought in to write the story.

RATSMAGIC was published in 1976 and was awarded the Gold Medal for “Best Illustrated Children’s Book” from The
Society of Illustrators, New York.

The last thirty years have been involved with producing Books which are Published all over the World and in all
languages - approximately fifty, Children’s and Adult.

Some Books are based on my ideas.

Some Books are created together with a writer.

Some Books are already written and the illustrations are then commissioned by a Publisher.

1978 – THE FLIGHT OF DRAGONS BOOK was Published – A Full Length Animated Film was made based on this Book and Backgrounds and Characters were required to be designed by me. These were sent to the Animators in Japan and eventually made into a100 minute film by Warner Brothers – it has been screened on Terrestrial Television and Satellite TV World Wide also produced as a Video.

1983 – A 15 minute documentary about my life and work was filmed at my Leicester Studio – made by Central TV – Title of programme, Contrasts.

1992 – THROUGH A LOOKING GLASS - The Pictures of Wayne Anderson was published. This was a Retrospective Book featuring the first twenty five years of my work.


British Airways – British Gas – Agfa – BBC Publications – Central Television – Island Records – Icelandic Airlines – Marks and Spencer – J. Walter Thompson – Saatchi and Saatchi – Splash Studios – Sunday Times Magazine – Telegraph Magazine – Time Life Books –Warner Brothers Records –Pearl Assurance – Paul Raymond Publications – Granada Television – Greys Advertising – United Airlines and others - Plus many UK and Foreign Book Publishers.


RATSMAGIC – 1979 - Gold Medal for Best Illustrated Children’s Book – Society of Illustrators – New York

THE MAGIC INKSTAND – 1982 – Award from Leipzig

GNOMES AND GARDENS - 2001– Overall winner of the National Art Library Illustration Awards from The Victoria and Albert Museum

THE TIN FOREST – 2001 – Winner of Borders Original Voices Award USA – for best Picture Book……2002 - Highly Commended Award from the Victoria and Albert Illustration Awards. A video featuring the Tin Forest was produced in the USA and the story was read by the actor Jeff Bridges.

2006 – My work featured in a BBC TV Programme – Inside Out.

2008 - A Retrospective of my work was published by Delpire.


Working on Three commissioned Books - to be published in 2008/09

Working on a speculative project of my own Book idea, five pictures completed – a total of twelve to complete and then will make a presentation to my Publishers.

The Tin Forest- to be re published with an audio CD

A Puppet Show of the Tin Forest is now in production -

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Dragonology - will be produced as a Nintendo DS and a Nintendo Wii


Over the years I have exhibited and sold original Artwork Worldwide.


CS10 Board - Coloured Pencils - Acrylic Ink - Watercolour Paint - Pencils

To create some of the pictures I work on Tracing Paper using coloured pencils and pencils - the tracing is then dry mounted using acid free film and acid free paper.

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