About Me

Hayley Jane Smith

I am a free-lance Amateur illustrator with a keen love of nature. My favourite subjects are birds & parrots.  I am 31 years old living in Oxford, UK. I have always enjoyed art and drawing, particularly of the natural world. I have achieved a Distinction in MA Illustration from Falmouth University, grade A in AS-level Fine Art and grade A* in GCSE Art. I have also completed an online short course on natural history illustration with The University of Newcastle, Australia. 


My scientific education in biology, zoology & ornithology helps complement my illustrations. I have gained a Certificate of Higher Education in Zoology at The University of Bristol, grade A in A-level Biology and Chemistry, and grade A* in GCSE Science. I also have a Distinction level Diploma in Ornithology. 


I work hard to bring the natural world to life in my own unique style — using mainly traditional illustration techniques which I also apply to digital (Procreate on iPad Pro). I have a very strong eye for detail and can become very engrossed in my work due to my Asperger's Syndrome (Autistic Spectrum Disorder).


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