Holly Wales (b. 1983) is a UK based illustrator. Her work explores a variety of subject matter and is predominantly drawing-based, pushing colour marker pens to their limits.
Holly’s client list includes Bloomberg, Conde Nast, Deutsche Bank, Esquire, Financial Times, Frieze Art Fair, GQ, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Mens Health, The Huffington Post, The V&A, Uniqlo, Urban Outfitters, Wired and many, many more.
Holly currently illustrates a monthly column for Travel & Leisure Magazine in the US. She previously illustrated a monthly cocktail column for GQ Deutschland and a weekly column for The New York Times Magazine.
Her work plays on chance and process to produce a body of work which remains in a constant state of flux, highlighting moments in time and celebrating the handmade. She has also exhibited work internationally and had her work featured in a number of books and magazines.
In 2017 she published her first book, “Draw Anything With Felt Tip Pens” with Ilex Press. It is available for pre-order on Amazon & is released in October.
She has also written projects and taught on illustration and design programmes at Winchester School of Art, University of Westminster, Central St Martins, Brighton University, Camberwell College of Arts, Leeds College of Art & Design, Falmouth University and UWE amongst others.