My Story

Finding a passion for illustration early on in my life, I drew inspiration from the cartoon like style of Disney. I used to draw The Little Mermaid for hours on pieces of baking paper, which my mum would then wrap my Dad’s lunch up with. By the time I was 9 I would take joy in writing and re-illustrating children’s books that I owned, or borrowed from the library. Drawing became so normal to me, and I loved every second of it.

I rediscovered illustration as a career in 2015, after taking a break from full time work, I naturally progressed into drawing all day and into the night. I started attending markets, and building myself as a fully fledged illustrator working on commissions and selling prints. Today, I work full time in the beauty retail industry illustrating cosmetic bags and packaging and working on commissions in my spare time.

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Lovely gifts for every
member of the family. 

one of a kind products

Hand drawn unique original
illustrations and prints for your
home or office.

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Options of Regular
or Express Post

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My Services

I offer custom made illustrations at various sizes, prints, personalised cake toppers and greeting cards. Choose from the selected range or contact me for any custom illustration you would like.

best materials

Faber-Castell Polychromos and Bristol Vellum paper to prevent colour fade.

creative illustration

Everything is hand drawn and designed by Aleesha Barton Illustration. 

UNIQUE gifts

Hand drawn custom  gifts for Mum, Dad, brothers, sisters, friends. Anyone!


Click here for your custom illustration quote today, or shop the print store!

Custom gifts

My Work

Illustrations are made using Faber-Castel Polychromos and Bristol Vellum premium paper. Each portrait is drawn with the highest level of care and consideration as to what the client would like, putting emphasis on client happiness. The style is unique to Aleesha Barton Illustration and guaranteed for quality. 

what customers say


I purchased the peace girl at a market a couple of months ago and I haven't stopped getting compliments! It looks great in my flat and it always makes me smile! If only I could get my own hair to look like that!


My neighbour was having a significant birthday and being an avid gardener and a very helpful person my other neighbour and I decided to have Aleesha do a drawing of a Magpie for him. He and his wife keep track of the local magpie 'parliaments' in the area and the drawing that was done for him was excellent. He was really pleased with this gift and it was instantly given wall space in the dinning room! Thanks Aleesha!


Aleesha is a talented, professional, creative and efficient artist. I asked her if she could draw a photograph of a couple as a present for their wedding. The final product was beauuuutiful! And the bride and groom were delighted. During the early stages, Aleesha would touch base with me to let me know how progress was going and would show me what she was up to in the drawing. I was very happy with her service and would recommend her talents to anyone. Thank you Leesh!