Saskia is an author-illustrator who graduated from Cambridge School of Art’s MA in Children’s Book Illustration in 2016, many moons after completing her BA in Literature. She now spends her time doodling and people watching in luminous Montpellier, France, having left damp London in 2008 for chilly Norway.

Saskia enjoys playing with lino, stencils, sponges, pencils, acrylic paint, risography, mono-prints, watercolours and anything that involves medical-grade scalpels. She is a fan of: birdsong; beautiful, dark, poignant, yet funny picture books; teal and other almost-green-blues; and discovering a new pen/pencil/ink/paint/print technique/picture book/illustrator to stalk, etc.
She loves all manner of print-making as she loves the fact it distracts her brain from being self-conscious, as well as its unpredictability and potential for messiness.

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Saskia’s author-illustrator debut, ‘Pete’s Surprise Party’, is out at the end of 2018 with Dolphin Media.

‘Why Should I?’ was shortlisted for David Fickling’s Master of the Inkpot in 2015 and the ‘Mother Goose’ illustration received an Honourable Mention in 3×3 Illustration Magazine in 2016.  Saskia has had work in group exhibitions at the Curwen gallery in London and the Michaelhouse Centre in Cambridge, as well as two exhibitions in those two cities that marked the end of her MA.
She accepts commissions of all shapes and sizes.

You can find more of Saskia’s work on twitter: @HamptonSaskia or feel free to contact Saskia about anything at saskia.hamptonATgmail.com