Eva Melhuish is an illustrator who has been published across Europe, the USA and has worked on global projects with UNICEF. With a Swedish mother and English father, Eva is bi-lingual and has travelled extensively.
Her work reflects this diverse background and she illustrates a wide range of subjects, from natural history and horses to gardening and educational books.
Eva grew up in Sweden and her Scandinavian roots are a key influence. She is best known for her atmospheric Christmas illustrations and winter scenes. These are well known throughout Scandinavia and published widely on greeting cards and magazines.
“I remember my childhood in Sweden vividly”, she recalls. “The forests and lakes, and the magical winters. Natural landscapes have always played an important part in my work and my life”.
Highly detailed illustrations in watercolour and gouache are Eva’s trademark. This meticulous attention to accuracy and detail reflects her early training when she studied Graphic Design in Devon.
She continued her studies in illustration at one of the UK’s leading art colleges – Falmouth School of Art and Design in Cornwall, where she developed her skill and passion for illustration.
Eva now lives in rural Wiltshire with her two children. In her free time, she enjoys experimenting with acrylics in vivid colours to create more abstract canvases.
Harper Collins New York
Natur och Kultur Sweden
David and Charles
Victoria House Publishing
Otter House Licensing (RSPCA, Blue Cross)