About

Hi, and thanks for taking the time to visit my website!

I am an illustrator based in the sunny, beach city of Durban, South Africa. I do children’s book illustration, pattern design, custom illustration, and more. I work traditionally with pencil and paint and use digital techniques where necessary. I have been drawing and painting since I was a kid and have a degree in Fine Art and Psychology from The University of Natal, PMB; as well as a bunch of follow up illustration classes.

As a long-time freelancer (graphic design and web development), I have plenty of experience with meeting deadlines and I know the value of good communication. I am used to dealing with client feedback and making subsequent adjustments to my pieces, and I have worked with remotely with clients on many occasions.

I enjoy creating patterns, drawing animals, people, cityscapes, and nature, but mostly, telling stories with my drawings. Having illustrated a number of self-published children’s books for other people/companies, I am currently delving into the depths of author-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.

Member of:  SCBWI (Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)

Exhibitions:
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.

For Graphic Design and Website Development: fromtheartSTUDIO.com