Welcome to my website.

My name is Barry Ablett and I love illustrating fiction and non-fiction books for children and grown ups.

I studied Illustration at Loughborough University and my early commissions were for magazines including Condé Nast Traveller, Good Housekeeping, Country Living, Homes & Gardens and Trailfinders. My illustrations soon found their way to the wonderful world of book publishing where my artwork has appeared in over fifty titles in the UK and around the world.

My illustrated books include young reader adaptations of Charles Dickens novels, poetry books and educational history books on the subjects of London, ancient China, William Shakespeare, British history, famous palaces, ancient Greece, castles and famous buildings.

I love listening to live music, reading history books and all things illustration.