Natalie Kay-Thatcher is a London based illustrator, educator and bookseller, predominantly preoccupied with nature, mythology, science fiction, books and the cosmos.

She is founder of the bookshop Somnium Books specialising in rare and second-hand cosmic, sci-fi, and unusual illustrated books. Natalie has been in the antiquarian booktrade for nearly 10 years, and has previously worked for Any Amount of Books, Marchpane, Treadwell's and Martin Stone. She is currently working at The Second Shelf. 

She is co-founder of the Jiggling Atoms project, a science and illustration project based on the collaboration between artists and research physicists.

She has taught as an Associate Lecturer for University of the Arts London and delivered workshops or talks for a number of institutions including: The Royal Society, Ditto Press, Women in Print, Illustration Research, Camberwell Press, TEDx, Arts Catalyst, Non-space, Designersblock, Google+, the Science Museum and Microsoft.

Her illustration clients include: Robin Ince & Brian Cox for The Infinite Monkey Cage, Strange Attractor Press, Any Amount of Books, The Second Shelf, Camberwell Illustration, John Richards & Dirty Electronics, among others.

Please feel free to get in touch !


Photo by Nicolette Clara Iles, 2018





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