Anneli Bray is a children's illustrator from the North West of England.
From an early age you could find her painting stories about animals and other magical creatures, making books about ponies and reading voraciously. Despite considering many career paths - mad scientist (yes specifically mad), a jockey, inventor of sweets, primary school teacher...she finally discovered illustration. Anneli graduated with a First in Illustration, became a bookseller drawing on breaks and at night dreamed of the possiblity of having her own illustrations in a book one day. Present day Anneli has illustrated her debut picture book 'The Last Garden' written by Rachel Ip and published by Hachette Children's Books in October 2020. Other clients include What on Earth Books, Britannica Books, Barrington Stoke and Frances Lincoln. Anneli continues to illustrate stories and characters influenced by her love of animals, nature and adventure.