Gillian's portfolio website is www.gillianmcclure.com
Her publishing site is www.plaisterpress.com
Her agent is Curtis Brown
Quick fire questions
When is your most productive time to work?
I’m a morning person with the help of a cup of black coffee.
Drawing item you can’t live without?
Pans of artist watercolour you can buy in neatly wrapped bundles.
What music puts you in your groove?
I work to Radio Three where the voices of the presenters don’t intrude too much.
Age of child you most love to draw?
Skinny little three- year- olds with large heads and wise expressions.
If you were an animal, what would you be?
I’m always inserting dogs into my books so I think, a dog.
Favourite, yes only one, children’s book of all time?
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson with Dulac’s illustrations, it enthralled and terrified me as a child.
Illustrator, author from any time you most admire?
I love Lisbeth Zwerger’s early work.