Sarah Bennett, also known as 'The Happy Snail' is a children's Illustrator, mural artist, shop window illustrator and designer.
In 2016, she had the idea of creating fun and encouraging products that could be sent by post (snail mail) to bring a little cheer to the recipient, hence 'happy snail’. Snail also refers to her being a massive introvert who frequently needs to retreat to her shell to create and recharge.
Since starting her business, she has studied for, and graduated with a distinction, a Master's degree in Illustration.
She aim to use her illustration practice to make positive change in communities. Her work is colourful and fun and is intended to spread a message of hope, joy, faith and love.
She also has a huge passion for illustrating non-fiction topics for children, particularly mental health, science and faith.
Her hope is to continue producing community murals, that bring a sense of identity and pride to the community they are made for. She also produces smaller-scale illustrations for charities and community projects.
Her Christian faith often spills out into her work, as does her silly sense of humour.