Meet Simone

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Simone Carr inspired by nature drawing outside

Where it all began

Growing up in a small village, my days overflowed with outdoor escapades.

I’d craft daisy chain crowns and fill notebooks with sketched blooms, dreaming of encountering flower fairies and living the life of the ‘Edwardian Lady’. Nature and art intertwined in my world from the start. With a background spanning 20 years in art and graphic design, my true passion lies in paper, design, and illustration.

Calming the mind with the language of flowers

Rekindling my passion for drawing in recent years. Ink and paper are my cherished companions, complemented by the gentle hues and wash of watercolours. 

I’ve always been artistic from an early age but life soon gets in the way and our hobbies become forgotten. After suffering mental burnout I picked up my pencil and began to draw again as a way to calm my mind. Being outdoors is my happy place so it was only natural that I started to focus on botanicals. 

I can lose hours as I delve into sketching natural wonders. From immersing myself in the intricate world of Floriology (the language of flowers) to that enchanting instant when pencil first meets paper. With each dot or stroke of the fine ink lines, I’m transported away from the frantic pace of modern life. It’s a sanctuary where time slows, and I find solace in the smallest intricacies.

My recent illustrations

Simone Carr out in nature gathering inspiration from nature

Simone car pen and in drawings

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

Lao Tzu

Me in a nutshell

My idea of pure happiness is a crisp autumn day, a crunchy woodland walk among gold and red leaves with my brilliant husband and twin daughters (for whom Ellie & Liv is named).

I’m a homebody and introvert by heart, and I love to spend time with close family and friends. Nothing makes me happier than pottering about, taking the day slowly with good food and my favourite people.

A few of my favourite things

Getting outdoors – nothing clears the mind and refreshes your soul like the fresh air. Rain or shine I will always grab a daily walk.

Stately homes – the properties, the gardens, the history. I can not get enough, most weekends you will find me at a National Trust property.

My cats – I work from my home studio so my trusty furry colleagues keep me company. Precious, our tabby, lives by her name, a true diva. Then Willow our black and white ball of mischief creates chaos wherever he goes!

Dark chocolate – I swear I’m 70% made of chocolate, my daily treat is one square after my lunch.

Yoga – I’ve practised for over 18 years, I may not be quite as flexible as I once was since having twins but I still love to get in a weekly practice.

Reading – My favourite thing is to sit in the garden on a sunny day with a book. I often have two books on the go alongside my favourite magazine ‘The Simple Things’.

Gardening – In recent years influenced by my florist friends I’ve begun to grow my own flowers. My garden is definitely more on the wild side, but the bees and butterflies adore it.


Simone Carr botanical illustrator with cat.