Hi, and thanks for taking the time to visit my illustration website!
I am a commercial and children’s book illustrator based in Durban, South Africa. In my other life, I am a freelance graphic designer and website developer (until I make it big in illustration ;-)).
I am currently looking for representation in the children’s book and/or commercial illustration industry. But am equally happy to work directly with clients on their projects, as I have done in the past. If you are interested or have a project you think I may be a good fit for, please do get in touch.
I am a current member of the SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators); and as a long-time freelancer, I have plenty of experience with meeting deadlines, value good communication and client feedback, and have worked with numerous international clients.
I have a BA degree majoring in Fine-Art and Psychology, with an honours degree in Psychology (University of Natal, PMB), and have completed a number of part-time and short courses over the years ranging from design and web development through to children’s book illustration and art therapy.
I work with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign on a regular basis, often combining traditional hand-drawn art with digital painting.
I enjoy creating patterns, drawing animals, people, cityscapes and nature, and telling stories with my drawings.
In my free time, you will usually find me at the beach, surfing; walking my dog in the park; traveling; or taking part in some or other creative workshop.
Illustration services include:
Children’s book illustration
Surface pattern design
As a practicing artist, I have 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 being chosen as one of the artists for the “Jabulisa 2010: The Art and Craft of KwaZulu-Natal” exhibition – which showed at a number of prominent galleries in the KZN province in 2010 and 2011. See full list of exhibitions.
Graphic Design and Website Development:
For graphic design and website development projects, please visit my other website: fromtheartSTUDIO.com
In the Media:
Interview about my ongoing 100 days illustration project here.