My nameís Matt Hayton and Iím a student printmaker/illustrator/bookbinder from a small town nestled in a valley on the outskirt of the (beautiful) Lake District in England.
I draw inspiration stylistically from scientific illustration and golden-age fairytale illustrators such as Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac. I love folklore and the idea of a narrative or tale been retold, altered and treasured over many generations and that is something inherent in my work. I also love Pokemon as much as the next 90ís kid. I kind of think the whole series is built on folklore too, or at least thats how I like to look at it.