Bee Willey was born in central London but later moved to France where she spent most of her childhood. She travelled around the world at the age of 6, stopping off to draw even then. She has illustrated many fiction covers and picture books for children including the acclaimed Edward Lear’s Nonsense Rhymes and The Wooden Dragon. She was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award for her stunning illustrations for Bob Robber and Dancing Jane by Andrew Matthews. She draws, paints and uses mixed media and collage in many of her works to build up atmosphere around the characters. She teaches on the Illustration Degree course in Norwich University of the Arts.