Caroline Mockford (nee Saunders), born in 1965, studied Fine Art at Norwich School of Art, where her work was singled out for special praise by the artist and critic, Patrick Heron. Since 1996 she has worked as an illustrator and has published more than a dozen children’s books.

She has continued to practise as a fine artist, using still-life, landscape and figurative subject matter as a vehicle through which to explore relationships of colour, shape and texture. Her rigorous, pared down compositions and vibrant colour transform the every day.

She currently lives and works in Gloucestershire.