Awards 

2020

Winner of Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize

Hachette NZ

2019

2017

Shortlisted - Gavin Bishop Illustration Award 

Shortlisted - Gavin Bishop Illustration Award 

Kia Ora...

Drawing, painting and making things has been my passion for as long as I can remember. This is me when I was a child, first thing in the morning in my Pyjamas 
already drawing. Creating images and making things is 
still my 
favourite thing to do and place to be. 

I make my images with a variety of media, including traditional materials such as watercolour, gouache, pencils, crayon , printmaking and collage, as well as using digital technologies. I also like to paint with oils. 
 

I live in a small city in New Zealand with my musical husband and cat, Picasso. I worked in education as a high school art teacher for several years, before leaving that to pursue my passion for illustration. I am a SCBWI member. 

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