artist portfolio » Maggie Downer

20 Kinellan Road
Glasgow G61 1AJ

Telephone: 0141 563 7250


My first career was English teaching. Having gained an Hons degree at Glasgow University. I taught for about 12 years until circumstances took me to Brighton where I met illustrators and packagers and my illustrating career started there in 1987.Since then I have worked on many projects – educational and fictional, the vast majority connected with children's literature. My favourite commission was "The Wind in the Willows" packaged by Templar and published by Parragon. In the 90's I illustrated several issues of Children's Classics magazine, published by Fabbri, covering stories such as "Jane Eyre", "A Christmas Carol", "The Silver Skates", "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" and more. I enjoy the variety of illustrating and its overlap with my previous line of work!