I have been an artist since I could first hold a pencil. With diplomas in fine arts and in graphic design, I worked as a professional graphic designer before I began my freelance illustration career and before I founded my paperie company; TearDrop in 2004. I’m devoted to inspire and make people laugh with my paper products, and feel an obligation to help people celebrate life’s little and big events! I am inspired by people – my favourite past time is to observe, stare and oogle. I look at people through my artist’s eye and appreciate and illustrate unique characters. I love combining illustration and photography to create a whimsical and unique piece of artwork. My other passions include spending time hugging trees, filling up my pantry with tea and sticking my nose in a book. My dream is to attend The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry…no joke! My other loves include paint fights, silly words and despite not having met one yet, dinosaurs…grrrr, arrgh!