Priscilla Lamont graduated from Canterbury College of Art, quite a long time ago with a degree in Graphic Design. She recently moved back to the Canterbury area, to an idyllic Kentish village, from the equally idyllic Suffolk coast, where she had a studio on the beach. She now lives with her partner David (they originally met at college) and her eccentric dog Bonzo, who may soon be starring in his own story. Whether drawing human or animal characters, Priscilla always likes to include some humour, if at all possible. In addition to illustration work, she also enjoys primary school visits, and watercolour portraits of both adults and children. Her interests include sailing, scuba diving, salsa dancing and hiking, as opportunities arise. The salsa dancing largely takes place in the kitchen on the spur of the moment!
Priscilla has an impressive list of clients which includes: Hamish Hamilton Children's Books, Methuen, Puffin Books, Cambridge University Press, Walker Books, Egmont, Letts Publishing, Rigby (Reed Ed), Kingfisher Books, Frances Lincoln, Orchard Books, Miles Kelly, ACC Children's Classics, Dorling Kindersley, Bodley Head, Oxford University Press, Lion Publishing, Crown Publishers NY, Parabel, Gyldendal, Human & Rousseau, Flammarion, Albin Michel Jeunesse, Candlewick Press, Ravensburger, Raben and Sjogren, and Flachs.
Additionally, she has been recognized for many of her publications including: The Troublesome Pig -- Nominated for the Kurt Maschler Award See Mouse Run -- Nominated for the Smarties Prize DK Playtime Rhymes -- Silver Award/Parents Play & Learn Awards 1998 The Queen's Birthday Hat -- Winner of The Scottish Arts Council Children's Book Award for Emerging Readers
List of Published work: The Troublesome Pig -- Written and Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont Published by Hamish Hamilton, Parabel, Gyldenhal, Raben and Sjogren. Flammarion, Crown See Mouse Run -- Written by Sally Grindlay Published by Hamish Hamilton and Parabel Susie's Shoes -- Written by Susan Hill Published by Hamish Hamilton, 1989 Pirate Poll -- Written by Susan Hill Published by Hamish Hamilton, 1992 Our Mammoth -- Written by Adrian Mitchell Published by Walker Books and Candlewick Press, 1987 Our Mammoth Goes To School -- Written by Adrian Mitchell Published by Walker Books and Candlewick Press Our Mammoth in the Snow -- Written by Adrian Mitchell Published by Walker Books and Candlewick Press Our House -- Written by Paul Rogers Published by Walker Books and Candlewick Press Where's My Mum? -- Written by Leon Rosselsen Published by Walker Books and Candlewick Press The Hurricane Tree -- Written by Libby Purves Bodley Head 1988 Will There Be Polar Bears? -- Written by Julia Jarman Methuen Terrible Tiger -- Written by Julia Jarman No Room at the Inn Henderson Publishing Angels and Shepherds Henderson Publishing Cambridge Reading (A nine book series) Cambridge University Press, 1995 Sailing Days (An anthology) ACC Children's Classics What Katy Did -- Written by Susan Coolidge ACC Children's Classics, 1998 Faber Book of Bedtime Stories, 2001 Favourite Nursery Rhymes -- Written by Miles Kelly, 2003 Animals to the Rescue Lion Publishing Ring a Roses (Nursery Rhymes) -- by Frances Lincoln Lovely Old Roly -- Written by Michael Rosen Frances Lincoln, 2002 Drumming in The Sky -- BBC Publications The Owl and Billy Stories -- Written by Martin Waddell Walker Books Runaway Cakes and Skipping Pots -- Written by Rose Impey Orchard Books The Lion at School -- Written by Philippa Pierce Puffin Books, 2002