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About Cat Finnie

Cat Finnie is a freelance illustrator living in London, UK. She enjoys creating colourful digital illustrations and often brings in an element of the surreal since she is drawn to things that have a dreamlike quality. Her influences include René Magritte, Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, Jorge Luis Borges, Hilma Af Klint, Tove Jansson, Angela Carter, Haruki Murakami, Gabriel García Márquez and Ursula Le Guin. Cat loves to work on editorial illustration, magazine covers, spot illustrations, and design for animation - amongst other things.

Cat attended Nottingham Trent University and has a First Class BA(hons) in Graphic Design. She has been freelancing since 2011, working mainly in advertising and packaging, and is more recently directing her illustration work towards a more personal style. When she's not drawing, Cat prefers to spend time in the London galleries - in particular Sir John Soane's Museum, The Barbican, Somerset House, and the V&A. Since 2016, she's taken up running - completing Hackney Half Marathon and, twice, The Great South Run.

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