I live in Italy I work as an illustrator, writer and a blogger. I also unschool our three children. You can read all about it here at our blog site, where I write frequently. I illustrated a book called ‘Excuse Me, I’m trying to Read’ by Mary Jo Amani, which was published by Charlesbridge Publishing. I am proud to say it won the NAESP award for Best picture book 2011!
I have worked on three books which are listed below. Which have been published in South Africa, America, Holland and the UK. I have done illustrations for books, magazines and websites. I spent fifteen years living in South Africa, where we had a restaurant and we also had a fruit farm.
My training was in theatre so prior to this illustration work I spent ten years working as an actress. I toured Europe with a theatre company. I also had my own theatre company that went to India with a devised theatre show. My life has been diverse!
I am at present illustrating and writing a new book about Unschooling which will be released very shortly. I live in a house on a hill in Italy with my family and six cats. I hope you enjoy the pictures on my website and please feel free to contact me.
WORKING WITH ADULTS AND CHILDREN TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY
As an illustrator clients include; The Mount Nelson Hotel Cape town, Relais and Chateaux, Natal Building Society, Quadrant, Baba N Kleuter Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Tale Teller Barcelona and lots of private clients.
‘The South African Illustrated Cookbook’ published by Struik, South Africa, 2002. ‘Excuse Me I’m Trying to Read’ written by Mary Jo Amani. Published by Charlesbridge Publishers USA. ‘The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women’ Published by Pinter and Martin May 2014
Bella Mia Magazine (2015)
Life Learning Magazine (2015)
From time to time I am featured on Penelope Trunk’s Education Website
TRAINING AND THEATRE WORK
I trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama
As an actress I have performed at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company, at the International Theatre Festival Delhi, with Hoodwink Theatre Company, A and BC Theatre Company and Tour De Force Theatre Company.