Simon O'Carrigan

Simon O’Carrigan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) from the Victorian College of the Arts. He works in illustration because he loves reading, and letting stories inspire his artwork. Since 2017, he has illustrated for publishers, design agencies, commercial clients and institutions. His drawings form part of the permanent exhibition at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney. His most recent picture book is Never Forget (Scholastic, 2021). Simon illustrates using pencil, ink, watercolour and digital media, from his light- and plant-filled studio in Melbourne’s inner north. Between freelance projects, he runs, swims, cycles and makes artwork for exhibition and sale.