Carol Patten was brought up in South Ockenden, Essex, where
she first found her love of outdoor pursuits and animals. She started out work as a Contract Tracer and ended up with
qualifications as a draughtswoman. She has always loved drawing and over the
years has produced many animal portraits for family and friends.
When Andy Mitchell approached Carol about doing the
illustrations for his future books she jumped at the
chance as it is something that she had always wanted to do.