Johanna Basford, Scottish illustrator

Johanna Basford is probably one of the most well-known adult coloring book illustrators out there, she has given us such beautiful titles as: “Secret Garden”, “Enchanted Forest” and “Lost Ocean”. Here is a bit of his story.

Johanna Basford was born in Scotland and grew up on her parents’ fish farm in Auchnagatt in Aberdeenshire. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) in Dundee in 2005 with a degree in Textile Design and majoring in Screen Printing. Basford lives and works in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where she owns a small studio in a converted farmhouse with large windows that overlook the surrounding fields. She believes that computer-generated illustrations can feel “cold and soulless”, which is why she uses traditional media. Since publishing her first adult coloring book Secret Gardenin 2013, she has sold over 16 million books worldwide, making her a leader in the book boom. coloring book for adults. (Text by wikipedia)

You can find his works in all good bookstores and some of his drawings in our partner’s

Vhere is one of his drawings, free for you: