Success was always on the cards for Alison

Feature - Cartoonist Alison Everitt. ANL-140313-131925001
Feature - Cartoonist Alison Everitt. ANL-140313-131925001

Chances are you most likely have seen – and possibly even purchased – a greetings card by Alison Everitt.

Artist Alison, who lives in Monks Eleigh, has sold many thousands of her distinctive cards through outlets such as W H Smith and John Lewis.

Artist Alison Everitt's work being exhibited ANL-160517-150618001

Artist Alison Everitt's work being exhibited ANL-160517-150618001

Her original illustrations and cartoon cards have ranges called You Can Never Have Too Many Shoes and The Joy of Sheds. And a range called Sassy which Alison says ‘have lots of glitter on them’.

Recently she has been specialising in commissioned birthday cards. “It’s all very clandestine – getting lots of information about someone so I can include it in a drawing of their feet up on a desk. People love them,” she said.

She studied at the Camberwell School of Art and has built up a reputation as an illustrator and cartoonist – her work appearing in magazines and national newspapers. She has had six books published and illustrated several more.

Alison started her greetings card company, Everitt Originals, in 2008.

Currently she has an exhibition of her beautifully-detailed pen and ink drawings on aspects of Lavenham buildings which is being staged at the village’s Number Ten restaurant, off Water Lane. She said: “What I am trying to capture is the detail that shows these ancient buildings in a new light.”

Her website is www.everittoriginals.co.uk