About me


My name is Clare Abbott and I am a Freelance Illustrator and Artist.

I am based in Yorkshire in the North of England, where I live in a small village between the Cities of York and Leeds.

I am interested in expressive drawing and large scale scenic painting. My illustrations often combine elements of detailed drawing with more expressive mark making.

I work predominantly in pen and pencil with coloured ink washes.

When working on large scale paintings and backdrops I like to use a combination of Acrylic and Gouache paints.

Occasionally I transfer my illustrations into Photoshop and Illustrator to add additional digital detail and effects.

Recent clients I have worked with have included,

Hull's 'Back To Ours' creative arts team, and Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, where I produced concept drawings and storyboard illustrations for a number of proposed events.

I have also completed concept and pre-production storyboard illustrations for the Inaugural Heritage Flame Ceremony at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. These illustrations were produced for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Opening Ceremony, working with Director Bradley Hemmings MBE.

For prints of my Illustrations, commissions or any other enquiries, please get in touch with me through the information provided on my contacts page.

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