Hi, and thank you for taking the time to visit my website!
I am an illustrator based in the sunny, beach city of Durban, South Africa. My drawings include children’s book illustration; pattern design for the home decor, accessories and children’s wear market; custom illustration and more. Typically, I work with pencil and paint (acrylic or watercolor) before finishing a piece digitally in Photoshop or Illustrator.
As a long-time freelancer (graphic design and web development), I am good at meeting deadlines and value good communication. I am happy to take client feedback and make adjustments to my pieces, and I have worked remotely with clients on many occasions.
I have been drawing and painting since I was a child and have a degree in Fine Art and Psychology from The University of Natal, PMB as well as having completed a bunch of follow up illustration classes.
Having illustrated a number of self-published children’s books authored by others, I am currently exploring authoring as well as illustrating a picture book of my own.
If you have a project you think I may be a good fit for please do get in touch.
Exhibitions: As a practicing fine-artist, I exhibited in a number of galleries within South Africa, most notably with: a solo exhibition at artSPACE durban in 2008, a group exhibition at the KZNSA gallery in 2009, and as one of the selected artists for the “Jabulisa 2010: The Art and Craft of KwaZulu-Natal” exhibition of up and coming artists which traveled a number of prominent galleries in the KZN province in 2010 and 2011. See full list of exhibitions.
For Graphic Design and Website Development please see my other website: fromtheartSTUDIO.com
I am a current member of: SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)