Author/Illustrator based in London

Hi there, welcome and thank you for visiting my site.


I currently work in London, UK as a freelance Video Editor and I'm also an Illustrator and aspiring children's book Author. (If you're interested in my video or motion work please head over to my sister site

Since I can remember I have always drawn and written, this has always been my passion, my hobby and something that weaves it's way through all of my work. Being a Video Editor for over 13 years has embedded storytelling and narrative into everything I do and I am always creating stories through my video, drawing and writing.

In 2016, my daughter Ava was born and this is what gave my art hobby focus and brought me back to my art and storytelling through drawing and writing instead of the day job I had come to know.

I began to read to her from 8 weeks old, revisiting many of the greats from when I was a child and learning about new authors and illustrators today. Some stories we read together are awe inspiring, creative, funny and a joy to read and I found myself creating my own stories and exploring my imagination with Ava in our daily routines.

It was at some point from her being born, to being on a plane for our first family trip away, my first story came about. Since then, a second and a third story have come to life. All of which I have been working on, illustrating, writing, reading, re-writing, re-illustrating etc.

And it is now, I am building my portfolio in illustration to share my stories, drawings and characters with everyone else. I favour pencil, ink, watercolour, gouache and digital mediums. I am always taking illustration courses and learning every day through experimenting and drawing.

If you're here at the bottom, thanks for reading and if you have any questions or just want to say hi, please feel free to drop me a message.​

Love Heather x​

**Some recent exciting news**

I have been lucky enough to be shortlisted for the

Templar Illustration Prize 2019!

Short Courses

Children's Book Illustration Summer School 2018

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge UK

Illustrating Children's Books - Oct 2017, Feb 2018, Oct 2018, Aug 2020 

Make Art That Sells, online

Kids Book Pitch - October 2020

Make Art That Sells, online

Applied Surface Design - Mar 2017

University of the Arts, Central Saint Martins, London UK

© 2020 by Heather Dorothy Dryden

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