Maude Guesne grew up in a small town not far from Bretagne, in France. She studied graphic design and illustration at Brassart College of Art before embarking on her career in illustration in Paris. Maude has always been passionate about travelling, nature and seeing the world. On her adventures as a travelling illustrator she has lived and worked in many different places, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and Africa. Maude now lives in Groningen, in the Netherlands, where her studio is surrounded by nature, windmills and bikes. Maude is always exploring with a pen or camera, and finds constant inspiration in the natural world around her. She loves to draw animals and whimsical characters, and is passionate about using textures and colours to tell stories with her art. Her illustrations are always imbued with a touch of humour and sparkle.