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 of looking at other people's art work, decided that what she would really like to do is make her own. So as soon as she graduated, she started setting up a career as an illustrator and hasn’t looked back since.

Thus far, Carys' commissioned work has consisted of editorial illustrations, album cover 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 role of the arts in society.