Dave Hearn is a writer, illustrator and picture book maker. He is proud to be the Winner of The Silent Book Contest 2020 Children’s Jury.

He was born and raised in Berkshire and studied Art & Design in Northamptonshire, and then lived and worked in Portugal, Malta, Cyprus and the Maldives. When he first thought about growing up he moved back to England and ended up in Salisbury, Wiltshire, where he has a curly wife, a curly son and a smelly dog.

Dave pretends that he writes and illustrates his picture books in his home office, but mostly he does so while lounging on the sofa with his stinky schnauzer snoring at his feet. He is still thinking about growing up.

You can see more of Dave’s artwork at The Missing Print – prints of original digital art and bespoke illustrations.