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Jill Dow

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Contact: elizabeth.jill.dow@gmail.com
Local authority: Stirling
Languages: English
Jill Dow's headshot

After studying Fine Art, Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art and Royal College of Art, Jill became an illustrator specialising in natural history subjects. She illustrated four ecology books written for children by David Bellamy, and then became an author herself. She wrote and illustrated eight Windy Edge Farm stories, and also illustrated Songbird Story, written by Michael Rosen.

Jill lives near Stirling, and is passionate about the natural environment, flora and fauna, gardens and growing food and sustainability. There are other stories relating to these subjects in Jill's repertoire which remain unpublished as yet!

Events for younger children include storytelling and art workshops, and for older primary classes, an illustrated talk about the process of writing and illustrating a book from initial idea to finished article.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Reading; Workshop

Topics of work

Animals; First experiences for younger readers; Food; Nature; Picture books; Seasonal books

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11

Audience size

0-10; 11-30