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About Me


Hello! I'm Charlie Dear, an illustrator based in Perth, Scotland. I graduated with a BA (Hons) Visual Design and Communications degree from the University of the Highlands and Islands in 2014.


Inspired by folklore, legends and fairy tales, I adore Scottish heritage and aim to revive interest in forgotten stories through my work. I have a passion for illustrating children's books and hope to create charming, vibrant illustrations that make people smile.


Charliedoodles refers to my love of getting hands on and using handcrafted elements in my work. No matter what I'm working on, every project begins as countless scribbles in my sketchbook, before evolving into the final artwork.


When I'm not illustrating, I can be found hoarding kitsch jewellery, indulging my sour tooth, and admiring the Scottish landscape in all its golden hour (but mostly rainy) glory.


I am available for commissions and exhibitions, so feel free to explore my portfolio, get in touch, or see my latest projects on my blog. Thanks for visiting!

Charlie Dear at Perth College UHI Degree Show with one of her artworks.
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