It’s Christmas!

1st December 2017 by Tim Warnes

Archie (or Otto if you’re in the US) is on a mission to make this the most Christmassy Christmas EVER – but in order for this to happen he really needs it to snow. Take a look at the latest book in the series, It’s Christmas! and watch his plans unfold as Mum and Dad […]

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Bear and Friends!

1st December 2017 by Jane Chapman

I’m currently working my way through the art for a new Bear book with Simon and Schuster. This one has been a while coming, but it will be worth the wait! I’ve painted thirteen quilts so far, and fourteen bears! One of my favourite titles in the Bear series is Bear Stays Up for Christmas. […]

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Bear Hug!

4th January 2017 by Tim Warnes

It’s official! I have finally illustrated a book with a human kid as the main character! I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug! is chock full of hugs between a mum and her son, reimagined as hugs from a whole range of creatures, from bears to whales! It encourages interaction between parent and child, […]

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Love Enough For Two

19th December 2016 by Jane Chapman

Some things are a long time coming. I have spent most of 2016 overseeing the renovation of our house, so I have had far less time for illustration. I’m itching to get back into another book project now though, so watch this space! Domestics aside, I’m excited to be able to reveal a follow up […]

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

3rd November 2016 by Tim Warnes

This morning we had the first proper frost of the year here in rural Dorset; our youngest was up at the crack of dawn whistling Jingle Bells and asking if we could watch Elf this weekend. And I have just completed the art for the next Archie book, which is set at Christmas. So as much as […]

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Big Bear Little Bear

5th October 2016 by Jane Chapman

I seem to have spent most of my career painting bears in one form or another. The only polar bears though have been in BIG BEAR LITTLE BEAR, which has just been released as a special 15th anniversary paperback by Little Tiger Press. When I was researching the snowy landscapes for this, I realised how […]

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a bit about us

We studied illustration together at Brighton University, graduating in 1993. Since then we've got married, had a couple of kids, and collectively illustrated over 150 books.

Although we work separately on our own commissions, we constantly refer to each other for advice when we get stuck. For instance, Jane is definitely better at perspective and providing cake, whereas Tim knows how to work the scanner and type an invoice.

We share a studio in rural Dorset, UK near the Jurassic Coast, with cows, rabbits, and badgers for neighbours.

Together we are CHAPMAN AND WARNES (a bit like Batman and Robin, but with less crime fighting and no capes)!

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