Alice Tait is best known for her number one bestselling ‘Map of London’ range of gifts, a favourite with Londoners and visitors to the city, and found in stores ranging from John Lewis to the Tower of London.
Alice is also a popular illustrator, you can look out for her work in many places…she has recently worked for Netflix’ ‘The Crown’, if you pop into Waitrose you’ll see her artwork decorating the walls, and she has worked on titles for Jamie Oliver, Adrian Mole and the wonderful Pam Ayres.
Throughout Lockdown Alice has been kept very busy writing and illustrating her second children’s story for Walker Books. ‘No, Nancy, No!’ followed the exploits of one very cheeky little girl across London, and the hotly awaited sequel takes place at the seaside…watch this space for details of the release.
Alice's illustrations are drawing based, with influences from printmaking and a love of typefaces and handwriting. Alice’s creations are sketchy, detailed and joyful.
After many years in London, Alice now lives in Bath, and instead of drawing people on the underground, nips out into the local fields to look at sheep for a bit of inspiration. Alice has two young children and so is at her happiest hiding out in her studio with her sausage dog Roger, listening to Desert Island Discs and sketching the day away.
You can see more of Alice’s illustration at www.alicetait.com.