Alice Wood is an artist, illustrator and writer of children's books, and toymaker. She grew up near Wimborne in Dorset and then studied BA Illustration at Camberwell School of Art in London and MA Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.

Alice has had two picture books published by Little Tiger Press, and other illustration clients include Shine UK, HarperCollins, World Wide Fund for Nature, Channel 4, Greater London Authority, Friends of the Earth and Horse + Pony magazine. She has also designed lots of books for Thames & Hudson, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, the Folio Society and Bodleian Library Publishing.

As a toymaker Alice runs The Little Toy Dog Company. She is a Crafts Council registered maker, a member of the Heritage Craft Association, and in 2016 was selected to be a member of the British Toy Makers Guild.

For many years she has also worked as an assistant in the studios of fine artists Tom Phillips RA and Cathie Pilkington RA and has most recently joined The Good Ship Illustration as Chief Petty Officer.

She lives with her family and pets (two budgies and Franki the Shetland Sheepdog) in London in an old house which doesn't have nearly enough bookshelves.

photo: Helen Stephens