Naturama is the number 1 bestseller in the Children’s non-fiction category in Ireland. Thanks so much to everyone who keeps buying it :)
I have a selection of beautiful limited edition prints from Naturama on sale in my Etsy shop, and I am adding more all the time.
I’ve got together with my talented friend Aisling Griffin to organise a series of creative workshops, taking place this autumn. We will have screen printing, lino-print making and pattern making in the fab location of the Chocolate Factory in Dublin. Available to book now!
This is me talking about Naturama and how I draw. It went out on RTÉ 2 on May 26th just before Home and Away so all the teenagers were watching :) If you can’t see it on youtube, watch it here on Facebook..
11 CPD point for Architects.
Delighted to be spending time in Leitrim doing art workshops for children (age 8-14) in The Dock arts centre in Carrick on Shannon. We had such fun there for the Wild Words children’s book festival in August and I’m really looking forward to being back.
The classes take place every Tuesday evening for 6 weeks starting September 13th. Each week we will be drawing/sticking/collaging different elements to make an imaginary world. The workshop is booked out now but hopefully I will be doing lots more children’s workshop in future. More info here…
This is me, I became an illustrator because I wanted to have freedom in my everyday life and to be able to express myself and spread love and happiness through my work. I really enjoy working with people, young and old, and helping them learn new art skills in analogue and digital workshops. I’m good at making things simple.
I love collaging hand drawn and coloured elements with digital to make my own little wonky world.
My undergraduate degree is in Architecture (B.Sc from UCD) and I have a Masters in Digital Media Technology (DIT). I am also an Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator.
[tumblr workshop] Melissa is the best of teachers, clear, patient, generous – she enjoys it and that’s a real bonus.
I found the Digital Illustration course to be both practical and in-depth. All of my questions were answered and I found out so much about the techniques I need. Now I am well prepared to create unique vector artwork from scratch or to transform and merge photos into print ready files. I would recommend the course to anyone with an interest and wishing to become proficient in Illustrator or Photoshop.