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William Spring

Growing up in the countryside, I developed a love and respect for the natural world from an early age. This has informed much of my work over the past 30 years in a range of contexts and media.

In the past, I worked as a cartoonist for magazines such as Punch and Private Eye; as an archaeological illustrator and as a background artist for animation studios in Australia.

Using the pen name 'Alborozo', I have written and illustrated over 15 children's books for publishers including Penguin, Walker Books, Simon and Schuster, and Macmillan/Henry Holts.

Recently, I've been increasingly fascinated with creatures that are often considered 'aesthetically challenged'. However, there are no 'ugly' animals; all of nature has significance and beauty and that is what I try to convey in my most recent work: illustrative painting.

You can also follow my work on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter:

Instagram: galborozo

Twitter: @williamespring

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