Jonny grew up in a converted barn on a farm in Surrey and always knew he wanted to be an artist of some sort. Encouraged by his art tutor at the Reigate School of Art and Design, Jonny is now an artist of many sorts- a talented illustrator with over 300 titles to his name, designer, paper engineer and most recently, Group Design Director at Templar Publishing. Living with his wife, daughter and a menagerie of animals in West Sussex, Jonny is inspired by everything around him-anybody or anything, past or present, and his advice to aspiring artists is to believe in your own talents, be open to all stimuli, continue to learn, share your knowledge once experience has honed it and, finally, don't tell people what you can do... show them.
A favourite in our house, my five-year-old loves the lift flaps, bold pictures and easy to read letters in Animal ABC by author and artist Jonny Lambert. It has actually helped him to learn his letters and recognise words too. * Discoveranimals.co.uk *