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Naomi Blayney

Hello! I am an author and illustrator based in the north east of England in historic Durham City. I love to travel and have visited many far flung places but I'm always happy to come home to my little corner of the world. 

I have been a landscape artist for many years, using traditional pen and ink. I took my inspiration from my local area with its historic buildings such as Durham's 11th century cathedral and its beautiful surroundings.


Since having children I have been immersed in children's picture books which prompted a change of artistic focus to writing and illustration. In recent years I have been particularly inspired by my two daughters Nina and Zara.

Their positive outlook on life is so refreshing and their boundless energy keeps me on my toes. They are also perfect sounding boards for my latest stories and illustrations and their feedback is as honest as it gets. I have embraced digital art with my illustrations but still use many of the traditional techniques I have developed over the years. 

If you would like to contact me about a commission or anything else please use my contact page or email

Me and my girls
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