Elizabeth Sparg uses gouache and coloured pencil to create her playful and painterly illustrations. She lives in Durban, South Africa, and was selected as one of the winners in the 2021 Picture This! award for, then unpublished, illustrators.
She has a BA degree in Fine Art, and Psychology(Hons) from UKZN, Pietermaritzburg and worked as a freelance graphic designer and website developer (From The Art Studio), from 2012, before transitioning to full-time illustration in 2022.
Her illustration projects include children's books and surface pattern design. Elizabeth loves drawing expressive animal characters, and bold and textured environments.
Elizabeth is an animal lover and nature enthusiast and her hobbies include surfing, reading, online courses, and hanging out with her dog, Mr Waffles.
She is a regional SCBWI volunteer (webmaster).