Alison Jay was born in Hertfordshire,grew up in Derbyshire and studied graphic design in London where she now lives.After graduating she worked in animation for a short time but gradually started to get commisions in illustration,She works in Alkyd ,a quick drying oil paint on paper and sometimes adds a crackle varnish to give the work an aged appearence.
She has worked i all areas of illustration,including advertising,packaging,editorial and design. Her commisions include a 48 sheet poster for BT,a tv commercial for Kellog's corn flakes and the packaging of a new baby range for Crabtree and Evelyn.
She has also illustrated many children's books including "Picture This","The Race" "I Took The Moon for a Walk",Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"and "Listen Listen"