natural history artist illustrator





Welcome to the home page of

Cecilia Fitzsimons PhD

Come and explore the beauty and wonder of the world of nature that has inspired this artist since childhood.

"A doctorate in cell biology, an honours degree in biological sciences, author and illustrator - Cecilia Fitzsimons uniquely combines her extensive knowledge of natural history with the ability to accurately inform through attractive, highly detailed illustrations and clear texts. Cecilia combines these skills with professionalism and a genuine interest and concern for the environment and the conservation of endangered species".


I have been working in both adult and children's markets for more than 25 years where I specialise in all aspects of natural history. As author or illustrator, my books and games have been published world wide by major publishing houses, including Harper Collins, Hodder & Stoughton, Hamish Hamilton, Harper and Row, Watts, Letts, Grund, Walkers, Random House, Steck-Vaughn, Scholastic. Other clients include Sainsbury's, Alitex Greenhouses, Valderrama Golf Course.

In 1999, my illustration ‘rainforest bugs’ was selected for the Association of Illustrator’s Images 23 exhibition at the Royal College of Art, London.

My solo exhibition "A Natural View" was very well received when it visited museum galleries throughout Hampshire, England in 2003/2004.

Many images are available for reproduction under licence, please contact me about usage fees in any commercial application.

Click here to view my illustration gallery.


I am a successful equine and pet artist. I work closely with the owners to achieve a highly individual, detailed and accurate portrait of each animal. Wildlife commissions also accepted.

Click here to view my animal portrait gallery.

Click here to commission a portrait


A number of my paintings have been published as greetings cards. I am also a self-publishing artist and produce an extensive range of quality, limited edition giclee prints in my studio.

Click here for prints list and information.


All artwork on this site is copyrighted to myself or my clients.

Copyright c Cecilia Fitzsimons 1981-2008