Photo Credit: Suzy Bell

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

I am an illustrator based in the seaside city of Durban, South Africa.

I live on the border of a nature reserve and so am visited almost daily by the local wildlife, usually monkeys, dassies (rock hydrax), mongeese (mongooses?) and sometimes the neighbour’s cat when he is feeling brave. My studio assistant, my trusty pooch, works very hard to keep them all in check, especially the monkeys who are here almost every day and love stealing food from my kitchen!

Aside from the animal antics, it is really quiet and lovely to work from my home and studio, and it’s just a short drive to the beach to catch some waves.

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I love the freedom of running my own business and have been a freelance graphic designer and web developer for more than 10 years.

I have been making art since I was a child, and I have a degree in Fine Art from The University of Natal, PMB (now known as UKZN) with my other major being Psychology.

In recent years I have been focusing on illustration and completed a number of amazing illustration courses by Art Agent Lilla Rogers and Art Director Zoe Tucker, as well as attended SCBWI workshops, and local artist workshops.

My work typically starts with pencil and paint before moving to Photoshop or Illustrator to finish a piece.

My passion is picture book illustration and my dream is to author-illustrate my own stories.

Photo Credit: Nindya Bucktowar

Contact me:

For custom illustration projects, commissions, fabric designs, editorial work, book illustration, or anything else I can help with, please do get in touch.

For graphic design, website development or digital marketing, please visit my other website: fromtheartSTUDIO.com.

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