Born in 1969, Madeleine studied Fine Art and Illustration at Camberwell College of Art, and has achieved great success in both fields. She works from her studio in London and writes and illustrates her own books including the recent classic ‘Birdsong’, published by Anova Books. Her illustrations are informed by a strong draughtsmanship that captures the essence and emotion of the subjects she chooses, combining a timeless sensitivity with a gentle humour. With only a dip pen and a pot of ink she is able to capture the essence of a subject with the most minimal and elegant use of line. This collection of prints celebrates one of Madeleine’s great passions – British birds; their songs, characters and diversity.