A wonderful world of intricate creatures created by a Pembrokeshire illustrator has seen worldwide sales of her book top the half-million mark.

Millie Marotta’s fantastically-detailed line drawings feature in the ultimate chill-out dream - a colouring book for adults!

Entitled Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom, the book has been translated into 19 languages and recently topped the Amazon Top Ten, where it has been placed for several months.

A former art teacher at Pembroke School, 36-year-old Millie works from her home in St John’s Hill in Tenby.

She made the break from teaching several years ago to pursue her dream of being a commercial illustrator.

“I really enjoyed teaching and working with the children, but I had this itch that I should go out there and try working for myself,” said Millie.

“I’ve worked hard, but I have also been very fortunate with the clients who have found me - so many interesting projects have come on the back of something else.”

With her illustrations having graced packaging for Marks and Spencer food and wine, the walls of Ask Italian restaurant and Newark airport in New York, Millie is no stranger to seeing her work in high profile places.

But she admits that the success of the Animal Kingdom book has left her astounded.

“The offer to do the book came out of the blue, and it was something I really liked the sound of,” she said. “I’ve just been overwhelmed with the reaction and it’s snowballed into a huge thing.

“I always start with a true to life form, which ends up being something part realistic and part imagination - that is what makes the images so fascinating, and people of all ages have loved them.

“I really feel very lucky, and I'm now working on my next book, Millie Marotta’s Tropical Wonderland, which is due out in July."