Charity Russell was born in Zambia and moved to the U.K. as a teenager. She was always drawing and realized early on in life that drawing is what she wanted to do. Considering her love of drawing, put together with her deep love of books, children’s book illustration seemed an obvious career choice.
Charity went to Falmouth University College and gained a bachelor’s degree, followed a few years later with a Master of Arts in Illustration and Design from the University of Sunderland. Charity lives with her husband and two children in Bristol.