She / her
Born and raised in Yorkshire, Alexis moved to Cardiff where she completed a degree in print-making in 2003. She went on to exhibit in and around Wales and Leeds and has had two art residencies. In Summer 2011 after a stint working as a cook, Alexis moved to London with her small, second-hand printing press and began print-making again.
Alexis works in lino, sometimes adding water colour or gouache to complete the print. For inspiration, she looks to old matchbox covers, record sleeves, tea boxes, postcards, explorers, the circus, films and the publication, 'Its nice that', where she has been featured. She has since moved back to Yorkshire, where she works from her studio.
Alexis' striking designs have adorned wallpapers, fabrics as well as cushions, lampshades and her trademark witty prints.
Her début author-illustrated picture book The Bear in the Stars is published by Puffin Books:
"A stunning, lyrical picture book - a timely fable about climate change and the transformative power of kindness."
Her clients include Penguin Random House, Chicken House Books, Harper Collins US, Andersen Press, Lonely Planet, Quadrille Publishing, Scholastic, Picador, UCLAN publishing, Egmont, Stranger and Stranger, Andrew Martin, The Monkey Puzzle Tree, Hot Key Books, Orion books, Married to the Sea, and the V&A.
Big Cartel: Alexis Snell