After graduating with BA (Hons) Illustration from the University of Brighton in 2009, Pia undertook further study at the Royal Drawing School, before embarking on a career that has included working as an illustrator for the New York Times and London Fashion Week.
Despite her huge skill, Pia also highlights how difficult it is to draw babies – something even Old Master painters struggled with, as evidenced by websites such as Ugly Renaissance Babies which post poor historic efforts to capture infants – often the baby Jesus - on canvas, which Pia says “just look like squashed adults”!
Speaking about the influence of her time at University of Brighton, Pia said: “The book owes a great debt to Brighton University, as it's where I met my partner- the father of our pandemic baby! There were so many skilful and dedicated students on the course, treasured friends and people who continue to inspire and sustain me, even 12 years after graduating.”
Pandemic Baby by Pia Bramley is published by Icon Books.