Persephone Coelho is an illustrator based in Bristol.
She has created illustrations for children’s clothing, information guides, greeting cards and packaging.
Her work is centred around traditional drawing techniques using pens, ink and brushes. More recently, she has developed a simpler style characterised by precise line-drawing and use of limited colour.
Her projects have included illustrating the coffee packaging for Whittard of Chelsea, designing repeat patterns for a children’s clothing brand, and creating a promotional guide for a local wildlife charity.
Persephone particularly enjoys collaborating on projects that have a focus on the natural world.
Persephone did her Foundation in Art & Design at Wimbledon School of Art and went on to study Illustration at Kingston University, where she developed an interest in screen printing which has had a lasting influence on the way she works.
She lives in Bristol, in the South West of England, and when she’s not drawing Persephone loves spending time at her allotment, making large quantities of jam and singing in a local folk choir.