Dorset Art Weeks 2018 Pop-Up Gallery

21st April 2018 by Tim Warnes

We’re pleased to announce that we will be opening our home for the first time this year for Dorset Art Weeks – venue 36: Artists and Maker’s @ Hunter’s Moon. We’ll be showing illustration from our children’s books, including Bear Stays Up For Christmas, I’m Not Sleepy!, DANGEROUS!  and The Great Cheese Robbery – plus Jane’s […]

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Celebrating World Book Day!

8th March 2018 by Tim Warnes

Earlier this week I visited Milldown Primary School in Blandford, Dorset, to help them celebrate World Book Day. I’m usually asked When did you start making books? and the answer is – when I was 5 or 6! I have vivid memories of typing stories on an old typewriter (I still love the noises they […]

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Bedtime with Bear!

8th March 2018 by Jane Chapman

I’m so pleased to be able to announce that Bear Snores On is number 8 on the Best Bedtime Books list ! Released by bed retailer Happy Beds as part of its campaign to celebrate World Book Day, the list was collated from more than 26 online lists of ‘Best Bedtime Books’ from national newspapers, book […]

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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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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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