Peter Bowman was born in Leeds in 1957. He attended Carlisle College of Art & Design in 1973 and Norwich School of Art in 1975 where he gained a BA Honours Degree in Graphic design & Illustration. He moved to London in 1978 after a short sabbatical in Italy. Inspired by this journey he found the world of freelance illustration beckoned. Peter first illustrated numerous Science Fiction Novels & Fantasy Book covers, successfully progressing into Advertising & Packaging illustration and on the way building an impressive client list. Bluechip companies such as Virgin Airways, Walt Disney, Pirelli, TSB, Upmann, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury to name a few.

Peter published the first of his 48 children's books in 1984. His books have been translated into 20 languages with over 200 editions worldwide and have appeared on TV. His versitility in all book formats has helped him create projects for a variety of publishers - He has illustrated & written for the popular Children's Picture book, Pop-up and Novelty, Board book and Fiction book market. He has also designed and illustrated Playing cards, Greetings Cards, Calendars and Wrapping Paper.


Book signing at WHSmith

'The Christmas Songbook' and 'Teddy's Christmas' became No1 bestsellers. 'Tiny Ted' is one of Pete's popular teddy bear characters and 'Is That What Friends Do' was televised on the BBC's children's TV channel, CBeebies. In his work for charities, Peter regularly donates his artwork. He is often asked to contribute to 'Treasury's and book collections, like "Stars at Bedtime' in aid of 'Hold my hand', which raised funds for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at St George's Hospital in London. Where celebrities bring their favourite tales to life on a magical CD & Illustrated by favourite artists. Peter illustrates for former GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips's chosen story "The Gingerbread Man'

Having worked in London for over 15 years, Peter has since moved back to the north of England, where he continues to work on new projects.


















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