About Us

Armadillo Images and Art Experience are a family business run by Simon and Rosie Jardine. Simon illustrates, paints, draws, and runs workshops, while Rosie organises him and looks after workshop bookings.


Established in 2005 Armadillo Images is the West Berkshire based illustration studio specialising in humorous artwork, short animations, caricature and illustration, all with creativity, imagination and humour by artist and illustrator Simon Jardine. As you can see we can draw everything from illustrated maps, to theatre posters, to caricature using both digital and traditional media! We're always on a continual mission to learn new skills and create the best artwork possible.


Simon has taught art classes and run workshops for many years alongside his illustration work. The Armadillo Art Experience is Armadillo Images on tour; bringing art to you at our workshops and your private functions, organisations and community events. We teach cartoon drawing, acrylic painting, photography and general art techniques in relaxed and engaging workshops.


Simon also paints; a love of the great outdoors is reflected in his work. Created in acrylic with heavy use of texture and under painting, Simon's paintings feature engaging animal characters and humour. Simon likes to illustrate the wildlife he observes whilst walking and almost always features the eponymous fox in his paintings.