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Nov 23

The Talent Beverlie Manson Biography

At Advocate Art we are very excited to welcome back Beverlie Manson to our team of illustrators. Beverlie uses her skills in composition and colour coupled with her intricate drawing technique to create magical fairlytale inspired illustrations. She has worked for numerous book publishers and also produces everyday and christmas stationary. Read her biography below to find out more about Beverlie and if you would like to see more of her work on the Advocate website click here.

“Originally from Manchester, north-west England, Beverlie Manson went to Manchester College of Art at the age of 16. After graduation she moved to London to become a children’s book illustrator, working for most of the major publishers in the UK and the US, including Doubleday, Hamlyns and Boxer Books.

She specialises in magical fairy scenes, which capture the imagination of adults and children. In 1986 she collaborated with comic actor Kenneth Williams on his only children’s book, “I only have to close my eyes”.

Manson has also produced everyday and Christmas stationery for Marks & Spencer, Boots, Clinton Menzies, Birthdays, WH Smith and Tesco as well as wallpaper and fabric collections, winning the Estar award in the US for the best nursery collection. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers. Manson lives and works in London.”