Welcome, let me show you around. I am an artist from South Australia. I have always wanted a creative job so I feel fortunate when I draw or teach art. I illustrated picture books for several publishers.
Where did my characters come from?
It was while studying art these little cartoon characters first appeared in little comics in the back of my sketchbooks. This lead to the creation of a zine and making a few handmade watercolour cards. I continued to experiment with other art forms but I'd found my medium!
How I got into illustration!
I started by exhibiting my quirky comic strip paintings and sent my portfolio to magazines. Interpreting the articles to create cartoons for Child Magazines was fantastic preparation for illustrating books but making ‘A Little Bit’ (a picture book by Christine & Peter Maniaty, 2008) was still a steep and exciting learning curve! It was a CBCA Noteable Book so it did come together!