My name is Aurore McLeod, I am an illustrator and mixed media artist, and the creative mind behind Friends in the Leaves.
Friends in the Leaves started in 2008, when I created my first soft toys and sold them to friends and family. Over the years this eclectic and fun family of mine has evolved a lot: in 2014 I created my first 3D portraits, which are textile portraits of the characters in my head, and in 2015 I started illustrating some of the creatures I was sewing.
My inspiration comes from many sources: nature around me, photographs, little scenes in my head...I enjoy combining nature and goofy dressed up animals.
At the end of June 2022, my family and I moved to Europe for a couple of years. I am now settled, between France and Scotland!