About Linda Newcombe Illustrator

I am a freelance conceptual illustrator based near London.

I am interested in working with publications that are focussed  around the topics of mental and physical wellbeing, lifestyle, mindfulness, mind/body/spirit, yoga, meditation and emotional balance / imbalance, spirituality, and rest & relaxation.


I am also adept at environment, home & garden, comfort, and can illustrate issues that promote or disturb the equilibrium.


I am competent with literal narratives as well as abstract ideas and complex notions.

I specialise in creating symbolic figures, objects and settings that work in a charming way to bring intelligent interpretation to a text, affecting the readership in emotionally and adding metaphorical meaning.

I have illustrated my own concept wordless books and make use of design, reader experience and paper properties in my personal work.

I was awarded Graphic Literature Prize by Falmouth University and shortlisted for the 2020 Museums Northumberland Folklore commission.

My second book project was commissioned to be adapted for projection onto Reading Gaol as part of Reading Thames Festival 2019.


I am able to undertake private commissions and projects.


A Curious Tale Told in Symbols

Videos of some of my illustration work
Printmaking Tutorials