Rachel Goodyear has become one of my favourite illustrators. Her subject matter is quite surreal, telling us a story of each of the characters depictured. Her work is beautifully drawn in pencil and watercolours, using only small hints of colour, making the images appear powerful in contrast to the space around them.
I bought her book 'Cats, Cold, Hunger and The Hostility of Birds'. I look in awe every time I look through it.
Please look at her website too, it is amazing.... http://www.rachelgoodyear.com/index.html
(words from her website) 'She looks for unlikely relationships in everything she encounters and an idea is just as likely to be sparked by a peculiar happening that interrupts the mundane, as a major event that changes the way she lives, as a few words lifted from an advert for car insurance. From this constant everyday cross-referencing she creates carefully constructed coincidences that are delicate in their nature and unsettling in their content.'