My name is Bénédicte Barrett. I am an illustrator based in Plymouth, South West of England.
I was lucky to grow up in a farm in France, Loire Valley, where my playground was nature, which probably contributed to develop my environmental self-awareness.
I studied and graduated in Illustration in Plymouth College of Art not long after I had my first child.
Before being an illustrator, I was a Primary school teacher specialised in bilingual education. This is one reason why I first moved to England, London, to teach in a French bilingual school where I also met my fencing coach who later became my husband!
My family has grown since I became an illustrator, giving birth to sweet twin girls. Life is full of surprises!
I like creating digital illustrations and adding patterns, textures and pencil effects. I love illustrating scenes and maps. I also enjoy working around concepts to create striking images. I am also a member of the AOI (Association of Illustrators) https://theaoi.com/folios/benedictebarrett/
Apart from illustrating, I still enjoy teaching and learning new skills like Pilates, sewing, speaking a new language or cutting hair more recently (lockdowns effect !).