Drawing is my way of seeing the beauty in the world...
Hi and thanks for visiting my website.
I am a children's book illustrator and visual artist based in Central Victoria, Australia. I have also worked for many years in community arts, festivals and events, and more recently as Education Officer with La Trobe Art Institute in Bendigo.
I will be offering a Wonderful Wombat Workshop to schools, bookshops and libraries to help celebrate the book in which I will talk to children about my illustration process, in particular, how I use research to inform my artwork. Please email me if you would like to know more.
These two books demonstrate completely different styles; Wombat is quite painterly while I used pen and ink with watercolour in a more cartoony style for The Cat Thief in response to the humour in the story. Both books were enormously fun to illustrate, and I loved the challenge of creating an artistic response that I felt was appropriate to each beautiful text.
My training to illustrate picture books has included a B.A. Fine Arts, Bendigo CAE, and a Grad. Dip. Special Education, from La Trobe University. I have also gained illustration skills and industry knowledge through SCWBI, CYA, KidLitVic Lilla Rogers Make Art That Sells online courses, and many other conferences and workshops, dedicated practice and reading literally hundreds of picture books to my three sparky daughters.