The daughter of the best-loved children’s book author and illustrator Shirley Hughes, Clara Vulliamy was encouraged to draw and paint from an early age. Clara now illustrates children’s books by other writers, as well as her own. Her picture books tend to be realistic portrayals of the big moments in a young child’s life.
Living with her artist husband and two children in a large house in Twickenham, she is inspired by the things she sees around her. Many of her illustrations depict everyday places close to Clara’s home in Twickenham, such as neighbouring houses and the local school.