Sheena Dempsey


Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre

24 Main Street
Co. Londonderry
BT49 0FJ

Sheena Dempsey is a children’s book illustrator and author from Cork, Ireland. She has recently moved to Folkestone via London, where she lived for several years while she was studying for a MA in illustration and working with various authors and publishers on exciting book projects. Her first picture books were published by Walker Books, which she wrote and illustrated. Since then she has illustrated over 15 books for children including The Magic Moment by Niall Breslin, Yoga Babies and Hungry Babies by Fearne Cotton, Gringer the Whinger by Jane Landy and the popular Dave Pigeon series by Swapna Haddow. All of these have won or been shortlisted for awards.

She lives near the seafront in Folkestone with her greyhound Sandy and partner Mick.

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