With "The Mighty Pencil" on display at Creative Debuts' The Anti-Trump Art Show

       With "The Mighty Pencil" on display at Creative Debuts' The Anti-Trump Art Show


Carys Boughton is an illustrator based in Hackney, east London. 

Carys studied History of Art at King's College, Cambridge, and after three years looking at other people's art work, decided that what she would really like to do is start creating her own. So when she graduated in 2016 she began to set up her career as an illustrator and hasn't looked back since. 

Thus far, Carys' commissioned work has consisted of editorial illustrations, album cover and play character designs, and illustrations and graphics for non-profits. Highlights include a set of portraits of Guantánamo Bay detainees for Reprieve's 2018 campaign for the closure of Guantánamo, the cover design for the David Ferris Septet's poetry-inspired jazz album, and an illustration in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Marie Curie's birth for Bluesci, the Cambridge University science magazine.

Carys' personal projects are ongoing explorations of her interests, particularly intersectional feminism, racial equality and the deconstruction of white privilege, sustainable living, mental health, homelessness, and the power of the arts. 

When Carys isn't drawing, she can probably be found raiding the book shelves of charity shops, taking punches off her mate in a kickboxing class, or scribbling in a gallery.