Hello! Welcome to my portfolio, I’m Sheri, an illustrator, digital designer and Jack Russell wrangler based in Portugal.  

Here’s the thing:  I love picture books. They are amazing. Full of possibilities, helping young minds to find patterns for interacting with the world, taking them on wild adventures and showing the wonder that can be found in quiet moments. I love the books with dry wit like John Klassen’s ‘The Rock from the sky’, The books with dreamy illustrations like Beatrice Alemagna’s ‘On a Magical Do-Nothing Day’, the books with visual puzzles like Maurice Sendak’s  ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. I even love the books with grumpy protagonists like Carter Goodrich’s ‘Nobody hugs a Cactus’. I love them. And…

I love making pictures for them. Quirky characters, hand lettering and anything with a magical or vintage vibe are just some of the things I love (yes there’s that word again). I work digitally in procreate and photoshop while maintaining a hand drawn style – including traditionally created textures.

I live just outside a little village in central Portugal along with my husband, two crazy dogs and two grumpy cats.  We lived in London for over ten years during that time I worked as a UX and digital designer. In-house and for an agency:  designing graphics, branding, storyboarding and creating assets for 2d animated videos. Since moving to the glorious Portuguese countryside I’ve been working freelance. 

If you’d like to work together or if you just want to say hello please email me at hello@sheripalmerillustration.com

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Meet the Artist: Sheri Palmer.