Lynda Gray was born in Braintree, Essex, in 1947. Her childhood was spent on the Isle of Wight, and she studied art at Portsmouth and Leicester Colleges of art. Since leaving college in 1971 she has worked continuously as a professional illustrator. Her work includes book covers for Penguin and Faber & Faber, magazine illustrations for The Radio Times, The Sunday Times and Esquire, record sleeves and postage stamps. She lives in Worcestershire.