Rosalind Monks Facts

Who is Rosalind Monks?

Rosalind Monks is a British artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Her work is inspired by the natural world, and her intricate black and white drawings feature densely-patterned imaginings of birds, insects, and other animals

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Facts About Rosalind Monks

  • Rosalind Monks grew up in Switzerland in the mountains above Lake Geneva.
  • As a child, she enjoyed skiing and taking hikes in the Swiss countryside.
  • After studying in Maidstone, Kent, she went to university in Brighton, England, studying fashion design and then illustration. She liked living close to the sea.
  • After university, Rosalind Monks travelled around Australia, living out of her car.
  • She moved from Australia to New Zealand, and she spent three years exploring the beautiful scenery.
  • Rosalind Monks has now returned to the Swiss Alps, and she takes inspiration from the stunning and dramatic natural environment.
  • Her highly detailed, intensely patterned, black and white illustrations have appeared on numerous products and marketing campaigns, including Faction skis, OZED sunglasses, Altitude Brewery, Kleenex, Burton Europe, Mons Royale.

  • In 2017, she illustrated A Tale of Tea, a book written by her father John Monks.
  • Her illustrations have been turned into the adult-colouring books Lost in a Daydream and Lost in the Wilderness.
  • She enjoys the flexibility of working as a self-employed artist and designer, and likes to work whenever she is inspired rather than keeping a rigid work schedule.
  • She produced a large handrawn street art mural featuring a lynx in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. She used POSCA pens.
  • Rosalind Monks is active on Instagram (rosalindmonks) and there are lots of examples of her work on her website.