Nick Butterworth Click here to go back to the list of 2014 artists.


Nick Butterworth worked as a graphic designer before turning his hand to children’s books in 1980. He has written and/or illustrated more than sixty titles and is probably best known for his Percy the Park Keeper series. In 2009 he co-founded Snapper Productions with Ben Butterworth and Annette Butterworth. Their first production is based on Butterworth’s books about the friendly alien, Q Pootle 5.

His list of ‘likes’ includes, giraffes, rhubarb pie and custard, watches, pottering in the shed, skiing, sherbet lemons and open fires. Dislikes’ include, garlic, TV soaps, sunbathing, decorating and garlic.