Johannah is widely credited with creating the adult colouring book category, which has become a global phenomenon since the release of Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book back in 2013.
Just two years later it had sold 10 million copies and had been published in 40 territories.
She’s since achieved repeated and consistent success with more books and her personal story is one of single mindedness and determination. Working from her home studio in her native Aberdeenshire, she didn’t feel she needed to move to a big UK city.
The books have been noted for their therapeutic properties and effect on mindfulness. Her pioneering spirit has taken her illustrations to a cultish level, with fans even turning her designs into tattoos.
She is Johanna Basford.