Mother and calf, You’re Strong With Me, Lantana Publishing, ©Poonam Mistry 2019
Fish in the creek, You’re Strong With Me, Lantana Publishing, ©Poonam Mistry 2019
Poonam Mistry is a freelance illustrator currently living in the UK.
Her style incorporates her love of nature and explores the relationships between pattern, shapes and colour creating beautifully intricate illustrations. Being brought up surrounded by Indian fabrics, paintings and ornaments have heavily influenced her work. Folklore tales and stories of Hindu Gods and Goddesses have been a rich source of inspiration in a number of Poonam’s illustrations. Her pieces are predominantly hand drawn with alterations made using PhotoShop.
Poonam has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal 3 times and has been longlisted for the Klaus Flugge prize.