Ursula Hurst is an award winning professional illustrator and mural artist based in Lancashire.
She runs art workshops, coordinates community festivals, paints large scale murals and illustrates children’s books.
She has illustrated for many wonderful authors around the country and loves the challenge of creating artwork to draw in reluctant readers. The first book she illustrated, The Angry Giant, was a finalist in the People’s Book Prize and more recently her illustrated book Be a was voted the winner of the children’s category of the People’s Book Prize, published by Poems & Pictures Publishing.
She is currently working on a number of projects with more to be announced soon.
After graduating from Manchester Polytechnic with a degree in 3D Design she spent many years as a designer and maker of hand carved furniture, exhibiting around the country including Earls Court and the Business Design Centre, Islington.
She then began a career in education where she felt privileged to work with so many wonderful children whose enthusiasm for art and creativity inspired her to become a community artist and launch Art Daze. She now runs art workshops, coordinates community festivals and paints large scale murals.