My artistic career includes book illustration, theatrical design, 3D digital modelling, university lecturing and TV animation. My work for DK Publishing, The Apartment Book and Haunted Castle, are children’s classics that have been in print in over a dozen countries. I also illustrated the Tweenies books for BBC Worldwide and King Arthur’s Spaceship for Macmillan, along with many others.

Clients include:
Dorling Kindersley
Random House
Fickling Books
Puffin Books
Tango Books
Ilex Press
Award Publications
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Walker Books
Orion Children’s Books
BBC Worldwide
South West Water

I was brought up in Seaford on the south coast of England and obtained a first class BA and MA in Illustration at Brighton University.

I’m based in Tintagel, Cornwall, UK.

I enjoy working with publishers. Please contact me via my contact page.

I also work with self publishing authors via Reedsy. Please contact via my Reedsy profile using the button below.

Photograph of Leo Hartas Children's and fantasy illustrator.