On leaving school, professional illustrator Sylvia Ward joined County Studios, Leicestershire, as a trainee illustrator. Over the years Sylvia has developed her art styles to include working on licensed properties for US and UK publishers, as well as designing and illustrating greetings cards and gift-wrap. Sylvia has also designed and produced patterns for Tiffany-style stained-glass panels. Sylvia's hobbies include hand engraving glassware to her own style and design and collecting curios. Sylvia lives in the heart of England, in a village in rural Leicestershire.