Lorette E. Roberts is an artist, illustrator and publisher who is currently based in Suffolk, U.K. and working in her studio, converted from Victorian farm buildings into a large multi-functional art-space overlooking a walled garden and moat beyond. Her extensive travels, combined with her love of painting, a fascination with day to day objects (all recorded in her tattered sketchbooks) have created a melting pot from which her ideas naturally arise. Best known for her books featuring her eclectic sketches and penciled comments about daily life in countries visited, she also runs workshops, accepts private and corporate commissions, and produces cards, prints and a Hong Kong Calendar each year. And the snail featured in all her work? Well that is a long story!!