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 versatile hand-carved characters populate illustrated goods from prints to artist books to textiles. I aim for a playful and dynamic simplicity and directness in my work, both in technique and appearance.

After studying art in London, Berlin and Vancouver, I worked for many years at Edinburgh Printmakers as tutor and technician 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 Cé Simonis.

You can view my full CV here.
hand-carved stamps by c.a.hiley


For commissions and retail enquiries, please email me:


follow: ︎ @c.a.hiley


Moirés, Bruxelles, Belgium
Le Comptoir du Livre, Liège, Belgium
Typewronger Books, Edinburgh, UK
Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Gallery TEN, Edinburgh, UK
Gnash! Comics, Ashburton, UK
Neurotitan, Berlin, Germany
Weilensee, Berlin, Germany
Silver Sprocket, San Francisco, USA


My online shop is hosted by SumUp︎︎︎where you can buy a selection of my original prints, artist books and riso illustrations.

︎︎︎ you can also try one of my lovely stockists near you!

︎︎︎or check my news page to see if I’m at any fairs & markets near you soon!
I am a member of Productions Associées (SMart), an artists’ cooperative that handles my accounts, tax and contracts:
Activity n°30850 at Productions Associées, 72 rue Coenraets, 1060 Bruxelles, Belgium. VAT/TVA: BE 0896.755.397

The works published on this website are protected by copyright and may not, under any circumstances, be reused without the express permission of their author. The images on this site, along with associated data such as title or author's name, may not in any way be subject, in whole or in part, to reproductions in any form, carried out for the purpose of text and data mining (TDM), with the exceptions set by Articles 3 and 4 of the European Directive on Copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market (EU Directive 2019/790). This prohibition particularly applies to the use of works to feed or train artificial intelligence systems designed or adapted to generate creations, such as images or audiovisual content, intended for public dissemination. This prohibition is also expressed, in accordance with the TDMRep protocol accessible at www.w3.org/2022/tdmrep, as follows: <TDM-RESERVATION: 1> 

all images © C.A.Hiley