Colleen

I am a freelance illustrator based in Cape Town, a suitably inspiring setting for anyone in the creative industry. Since childhood, I have always had an appreciation for art; especially the illustrations found in picture books.

To this day a pencil is seldom out of my hand. However when the time came, I decided to formalize my training by studying Graphic Design at the Ruth Prowse School of Art in Woodstock. This gave me a solid understanding of the techniques employed to illustrate material in both traditional and digital media such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Corel Painter. In this way I produce both pixel and vector based artwork.

I use a variety of styles, mostly realistic but I am also capable of creating more decorative illustrations. While I am content to produce art in more traditional styles, I like to try my hand at anything new. This challenges me to develop my skills as an artist. I believe one can never practice or know too much as there is always room for growth. Over the past two years I have illustrated a variety of text books, children’s books and magazines. When not painting and drawing I am either outdoors or thinking of my next art project.

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