Johanna Basford

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Birthday
15, 1983
Birthplace
Scotland
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
15, 1983 (age 36)
Birthplace
Scotland

About

Scottish illustrator who has risen to fame for her hand drawn, black and white style as a pioneer of the adult coloring book trend. Her debut 2013 adult coloring book Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book became one of Amazon's best-selling books and was a New York Times best seller. 

Before Fame

She graduated with her degree in textile design from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2005. 

Trivia

For her services to art, she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2016. Her 2015 adult coloring book Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Colouring Book peaked at #1 on the New York TImes' non-fiction best sellers list. 

Family Life

Her husband is BrewDog founder James Watt. 

Associated With

She and Brian Blessed were both appointed OBE's at the 2016 Birthday Honours ceremony.