Tudor Humphries is a an eminent children's book illustrator, landscape painter, wildlife artist, photographer, sculptor, and teacher. In his own words: "I spent my childhood constantly drawing or lost in books, obsessed with mythology and aircraft. An odd mix but one fed my imagination while the other developed my drawing skills. I trained as a costume and set designer for the theatre and was deeply influenced by the lighting and drama of theatre productions. I moved 30 years ago to the rural backwater of North Devon ... I spend as much time as possible out in the landscape, looking for wildlife, drawing deep inspiration from the natural, atmospheric world around me."