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As an illustrator I work mainly in gouache, watercolour and ink. I still use many of my grandmother's old paints and palettes, remembering her and the painting lessons she once gave me as I mix my colours. My illustrations are similarly inspired by my childhood, and the books I loved to read. Illustrators like Arthur Ransome (Swallows and Amazons), Pauline Diana Baynes (The Chronicles of Narnia and books by JR Tolkien), Eileen Soper (Famous Five), and Cicely Mary Barker (Flower Fairies).

Custom illustrations

I create unique illustrations for all kinds of projects, including children’s books, recipe books, stickers, courses, logos, wedding invitations, and one-of-a-kind maps. For your illustration project, just click “contact me” below to chat about your exciting project and plans! (And in the meantime, here’s what some of my amazing and wonderful clients have to say):


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“Naomi was a complete joy to work with. Her patient, inquisitive and professional approach allowed her to interpret often complicated concepts and translate them into easy-to-understand illustrations that were not only technically correct but also beautiful. She turned the potentially clinical and textbook-like into something fun and relatable.

Naomi always asked the right questions to fully understand the brief and then delivered beyond my expectations. I am currently trying to dream up another project that includes illustrations just so we can work together again!”
— Anneka Manning (owner, Bake Club)
“Naomi is able to seamlessly connect to my vision whether working with a basic brief or within the confines of a detailed one. There is a whimsical charm dancing through her thoughtful illustrations which both connects and resonates.”
— Brenner Lowe (owner, Boots Paper)
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“The brand identity and logo created by Naomi and Brenner were a key part of what has been a new and incredibly successful fundraising event for our team. Naomi’s illustrations beautifully captured the tone, feel and essence of our Gather to Graze event.”
— the team at Epworth Medical Foundation (hosts, Gather to Graze)
“I felt blessed to have found Naomi to do the illustrations for my cook book. She really captured the essence of the book with her illustrations, which took the book design to another level. And it helped that she was an absolute delight to work with and a thoroughly interesting person!”
— Simone Kelly (author, ‘Family Harvest’)
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“The folding postcard Naomi created for me brings me untold joy. I feel like an awe-struck child each time I untie the tiny string bow that holds the miniature hand drawn postcards in their satchel. In a world of mass produced everything, this postcard is a shining gem that delights everyone who sees it.”
— Annabelle Hickson (co-host, Dispatch to a Friend)
“Working with Naomi was an absolute joy. Written in memoriam, this story was never ‘just a book’. It was a personal journey that was navigated with Naomi’s graceful support. I can’t thank her enough for her enthusiasm, patience and expert interpretation of exactly what this project needed.”
— Wendy Milner (author, ‘Grandad and the Baby Dolphin’)
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Mail-art

To help you celebrate a special occasion, or to warm the hearts of your friends and loved-ones, I am happy to create unique mail-art for you. These are original artworks, hand-painted onto envelopes and hand-addressed for you (here are some examples of my mail-art), and are available for a flat rate of $150 per illustrated envelope. To have just one original design hand-painted onto multiple envelopes, the rate is reduced to $80 per envelope.

If this is outside your budget but you still want to send something special and memorable for your loved-ones, I create free original mail-art templates and share them in my newsletter every month. These are line-drawings that you can print, colour in and address yourself, then follow the fold-lines given to turn them into mailable envelopes. Subscribe for the newsletter here.

Colouring book

I'd like to help you discover the joys of using colour and sending letters, too. My downloadable, Mail Art Colouring Book contains 62 hand-drawn illustrations that are designed to be made into envelopes, with specific areas set aside for postal addresses and stamps to send unique mail to friends and family. Buy the colouring book here.

Stationery

I am the in-house illustrator for ethical Australian stationery company Boots Paper, and you can purchase my illustrations on letters, greeting cards, stickers and other stationery here.

(Looking over these photographs I realise that I am apparently unable to draw or paint without also having a cup of tea to hand. And why yes, I have been known to dip my paint brush into my tea by accident. But no, I have not mistakenly sipped the paint-water. Yet.)

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