Currently based in New South Wales, Australia, multi award-winning artist, writer and illustrator Levi Pinfold originally graduated from Falmouth University. Levi Pinfold quickly found himself on a pathway to children’s publishing as he developed his now instantly recognisable artwork style. His use of detail and talent for lyrical storytelling, alongside the stylised realism of his illustrations, proved a winning combination.
Winner of the BookTrust Best New Illustrator Award for his first book The Django, his watercolour and egg tempera fine painting techniques quickly became the foundation for his future career in creating award-winning picture books.
His second standalone picture book Black Dog was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for excellence in children’s book illustration. This was followed by Greenling, which won the UKLA Picture Book Award and Levi Pinfold has since been shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal for The Dam, written by David Almond, and The Song from Somewhere Else, written by A.F Harrold, which won the Amnesty Honour.
Levi Pinfold has recently turned his considerable talents to illustrating fiction for older readers, creating exquisite pieces for the 20th Anniversary House Editions of the beloved Harry Potter series.