Welcome to Liv Wan Illustration. I’m an freelance food and children’s illustrator based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
For many years I worked as a fine dining chef but sick of the rubbish pay and even worse working hours I had a revelation and decided to pursue my real personal passion which is illustrating.
My illustrative work draws from my childhood memories, everyday observations, my travels around the world and naturally being a former chef, food. I have a four year old daughter that influences me a lot and my husband is a professional photographer who offer lots of opinions. I work almost entirely digitally and my style is bold, colourful and often humorous. Working digitally allows me to work a lot quicker but also allows me to express my full creativity.
To date I have had two books published. The first was a cookbook about Home Style Taiwanese Cooking, based on memories of foods I ate during my childhood in Taiwan, while my second book was an Illustrated Cookbook called the Illustrative Chef.
I’m based in Edinburgh, Scotland and have worked with a number of agencies and business. Large projects I have worked on include the Foodies Festial, an advertising campaign for the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Highland Council Carbon Clever project and I’ve also been involved with the making of a couple interactive exhibition applications (games basically).
I always like to hear about new projects and I’m available for all kinds of commissions. Please get in touch if you’re interested in working together.
Represented by KJA ARTISTS
Member of the ASSOCIATION OF ILLUSTRATORS