I am an illustration artist from the Southwest of England. Currently based in Cornwall, U.K.

For commissions or correspondences please email me at joe_lyward@hotmail.co.uk

I like to explore a broad range of ideas and approaches to image making and communication. Working across illustration, picturebook making, design, curatorial projects, community art projects and education.

For arts education, see some previous projects on my Artist-Educator page.

If you’re interested in buying my work I have a shop HERE or alternatively you can contact me joe_lyward@hotmail.co.uk

Selected Clients

Selected Publications

Kind Things
Kind Things, Tokyo, 2019

Passport to the Islands
Sirene Publishing, Milan, 2019

La Mia Grande Famiglia
Topipittori, Milan, 2017

Man vs (Series)
Aurum Press, London, 2016~2017

This Is… Un Libro in Quattro Lingue
Topipittori, Milan, 2015


Mariner: A Painted Ship upon a Painted Ocean
The Arts Institute, Plymouth. 2019
The Edge, Bath. 2020
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. 2020

Kind Things (Curator)
Curator’s Cube, Tokyo. 2019
Maison Temp-Reves, Taipei. 2019

International Centre for the Picture Book in Society, Biennale of Illustration in Bratislava, Bratislava. 2017

The Leviathan (Curator)
, Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth. 2012

AOI Images 36
Somerset House, London. 2012


Shortlist, This Is… Un Libro in Quattro Lingue. 2018

Premio Malerba per l’Albo Illustrato
Special Mention, La Mia Grande Famiglia. 2018

D&AD Awards
Graphite Pencil winner, Sirene Magazine (Illustrator). 2016

V&A Illustration Awards
Nominee. 2012


Cambridge School of Art
MA Children’s Book Illustration

Plymouth University
BA hons Design: Illustration

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