Hi, and thank you for taking the time to visit my website!
I am an illustrator and designer based in the seaside city of Durban, South Africa. I travel often and spend some of the year with family in Southern California.
In Durban, I am lucky enough to live on the border of a nature reserve and am often visited by monkeys, dassies, mongooses and the neighbour’s cat, which drives my pooch mad – especially the monkeys who love stealing food from my kitchen! And it’s just a short drive to the beach to catch some waves.
I love the freedom of running my own business and have been a freelance graphic designer and web developer for more than 10 years, pursuing illustration more seriously, in the last 3 years.
Making art since I was a child, I have a degree in Fine Art from The University of Natal, PMB (now known as UKZN) as well as an honors degree in Psychology. In recent years I completed some amazing illustration courses with Art Agent, Lilla Rogers and Art Director, Zoe Tucker, and have also attended local SCBWI workshops in order to learn the ropes of picture book art.
My illustrations typically start with a pencil sketch and watercolour, before moving to Photoshop to fine-tune a piece.
I am extremely excited to have my first traditionally published, illustrated picture book due for publication in Feb 2020, with Bumble Books publishers. And I am currently learning the craft of writing for picture books with the goal of being published as author-illustrator in the near future!
For illustration projects, commissions, pattern design or editorial work, please get in touch here.
For graphic design, website development or digital marketing, please visit my other website: fromtheartSTUDIO.com.