Flora Waycott is an artist and Illustrator from the South of England, currently living in Australia.
She began making pictures during her childhood in Japan, where she acquired her first set of paints at the age of 7 and enrolled in after-school art classes.
Inspiration is close to hand - drawn from familiar elements of life at work and at home, as well as the plants and creatures in the wild world beyond. Her artistic vision is lively and true to nature, yet subtly magnified, testing boundaries and touched by an inventive, gingerbread-story quality that anyone can recognise and share. With thoughtful details and careful composition, each piece of art is hand-painted to express the magic of growth and togetherness in human experience.
Among her books is the popular "Draw Every Little Thing", an instructional step-by-step drawing and painting book, published in October 2019.
Select client list: Chronicle Books | The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) New York | Maisonette | Harper Collins Publishers | Anthropologie | Sterling Publishing | Flow Magazine | Quarto Books | Crate and Barrel | FIKA Japan | Mudpuppy | Workman Publishing | Mollie Makes Magazine | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | HGTV Magazine | Papyrus | Hallmark
'Made with Love: Donuts!' by Lea Redmond, Chronicle Books, out July 2021
'Made with Love: Pancakes!' by Lea Redmond, Chronicle Books, 2020
'ABCs of Christmas' by Jo Parker, Penguin Books, 2020
'Draw Every Little Thing' by Quarto Publishing, 2019
'Hands to Heart - Breathe and Bend with Animal Friends' by Alex Bauermeister, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019
'Everyday Offerings' by Lea Redmond, Chronicle Books, 2019
'Everyday Offerings of Love' by Lea Redmond, Chronicle Books, 2019
'Creative Folk Art and Beyond', Quarto Publishing, 2018
'NATURE: A Seasonal Colouring Book', RSPB | Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017
'Winter Wonderland To Colour', Harper Collins Publishing, 2016
'Follow Your Dreams Adult Colouring Book', Peter Pauper Press, 2016
Select features and publications
'Botanical Inspiration - Nature in Art and Illustration', Victionary | Viction Workshop Ltd, 2020
'Pattern Pulse - Exploring the art of Australian surface designers', Rachael King, 2020
'How to Draw your Beautiful, Ordinary Life - practical lessons in pencil and paper', Flow Magazine / Workman Publishing, 2018
'Flow Book for Paper Lovers', Flow Magazine, 2017
'Print and Pattern Nature', Bowie Style, Laurence King Publishing, 2017
'The Uppercase Compendium of Craft and Creativity', Janine Vangool, Uppercase Publishing, 2015
'Print and Pattern Kids', Bowie Style, Laurence King Publishing, 2013
P L A N T S, 2020, Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney, Australia
Dreamlike, 2020, The Boroughs, Melbourne, Australia
Tombolo, 2018 and 2019, Hankyu Department Store, Osaka, Japan
Milly x Flora, 2018, Paper Boat Press, Brisbane, Australia