About & Contact
Hello! I’m a British/Canadian illustrator based in Belgium. Inspired by folklore, music and history, I create lively character-based images and patterns. My printmaking background influences the way I construct my images, and I currently work mostly with hand carved stamps and risograph. I aim for a playful and dynamic simplicity and directness in my work, both in technique and appearance.
I grew up in Germany and studied in London, Berlin and Vancouver, graduating with a Diploma/MA in Fine Art from Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee in 2007. I worked as tutor and technician for many years at Edinburgh Printmakers before moving to the Belgian Ardennes, where I now work as a freelance illustrator and run the risograph studio riso des bois with my partner césimonis.
You can view my full CV here.
I love applying illustration to many forms - from limited edition prints and posters to stationery, textiles, homeware, murals and surface patterns. If you’re interested in working with me I’d love to hear from you!
collection of hand-carved stamps by C.A.Hiley
For commissions and retail enquiries, please email me: c.a.hiley(a)gmail.com
You can also follow me on Instagram:
Moirés, Bruxelles, Belgium
Le Comptoir du Livre, Liège, Belgium
Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Typewronger Books, Edinburgh, UK
Gnash! Comics, Ashburton, UK
Neurotitan, Berlin, Germany
Weilensee, Berlin, Germany
Silver Sprocket, San Francisco, USA
I run my own online shop on Etsy:
I am a member of Productions Associées (SMart), an artists’ cooperative that handles my accounts, tax and contracts: Activity n°30850, VAT/TVA: BE 0896.755.397