My work as a Natural History/Wildlife illustrator has brought a variety of interesting and sometimes challenging projects over the years. From book jackets and magazine illustrations to paintings for fine bone china and museum exhibits, each year brings a new illustration venture to tackle. My style is generally detailed and realistic and this is nearly always the requirements of those commissioning illustrations from me. Most of my work appears in books, part work magazines and collector card series but it has also been used in children's jigsaw puzzles and games, adverts and product packaging  and on museum information panels. A selection of the illustrations produced are featured in the sections below. Click on the links or images for full galleries.


Children's Picture Books & Puzzles

Picture book and puzzle commissions have included everything from farm and exotic animals to pop-up dinosaurs and the Loch Ness monster! Visit this link for images from a wide variety of projects. Go to Gallery...


Magazines, Museums & Non Fiction

Commissions have included part work for the 'Discovering Wildlife' collectors cards, 'Animal World' magazine, and the Desert Learning Centre in Abu Dhabi. . Go to Gallery...


'Wild Thing!': my own line of cartoon characters. All are available as cards, please contact me for purchasing details. Go to Gallery...

Please note: with the exception of these cartoon characters, the illustrations shown in these sections have been commissioned for reproduction by publishers and various companies and the copyright belongs to them, not Kim Thompson. This means that they cannot be reproduced without the permission of the copyright owner. However, similar images can be commissioned. Please contact Kim to discuss illustration work and fees.


  • Macmillan Books
  • Marshall Cavendish
  • International Masters Publishers
  • Royal Doulton
  • Templar Publishing
  • Simon and Schuster
  • Liscianigiochi
  • Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre
  • Cats Pyjamas Books
  • Namaqua Wines
  • Bushfind African Route and River Safaris
  • African Horseback Safaris
  • Lion Aid