Happy Valentine's Day 2018

Happy Valentine's Day from Pink Punch Collective.

Here's a selection of art that's perfect for the celebration of love and available for art licensing. 

Please get in touch with the artist to inquire about licensing, commissions or project that need great illustration.  

Allyn Howard

Anais Lee

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Lisa Baudry

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Liv Wan

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Sandrine Monnier

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Sarah Allen

Delicious new work and a children's book launch

Liv Wan

Liv has been busy creating super-fun and vibrant food illustrations and patterns. In addition to editorial commissions, Liv's work is perfect for as licensing to various markets. 

Left to right: Russian Berries Mule illustrated recipe (detail), Kawaii Sushi pattern, Cuban Peach Mojito recipe (detail)and Peach and Strawberry Sparkles pattern.

Anaïs Lee

Delicately hand-rendered in color pencil, these desserts by Anaïs look good enough to eat. Beautiful and sweet! 

Sandrine Monnier

Last but not least, we celebrate a huge achievement for Sandrine!  Last year Sandrine illustrated her first children's book and this month it was released. The gorgeous book is titled "Le loup, le libraire et l'éditeur" and published by Editions Thomas Jeunesse. Congratulations, Sandrine! 

 

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Home Decor Collections

Lisa Baudry

Lisa recently won the 2017 Bolt of Cloth Textile Design Competition for her beautiful pillow collection inspired by plant forms in the New Zealand rainforests. Bolt of Cloth will now work with Lisa over the next few months to get the designs ready for print and for sale. Congratulations, Lisa! 

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Allyn Howard

Allyn has created gorgeous new paintings suitable for home decor, from sophisticated florals to adorable children's home decor. Here are just a few of the pieces that are ready for licensing.

Sarah Allen

Sarah has been drawing on her love of Australian flora and fauna to create this series. 

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Delectable Summer Recipes!

Pink Punch artists have been busy creating wonderful illustrations of their favourite summer dishes. Enough to make you drop everything and get cooking!

Allyn Howard's Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Anaïs Lee's Avocado Strawberry Caprese

Sandrinne Monnier's Pink Smoothie

Sarah Allen's Radish and Fennel Salad

Liv Wan's Summer Veggie Tart

Lisa Baudry's Crispy Thai Kahawai

Meet Sarah

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Sarah Allen

Hi Sarah,  thank you for taking the time to answer some questions for us. Here goes!

What's your favorite drink?

Fresh sugarcane juice and lime.  I drink a lot of Lady Grey tea which makes me sound much more fancy than I really am. 

What other jobs have you had besides illustration?

I worked as a web designer for ten years, as a graphic designer and in various communications and marketing roles.  

Where do you live? 

I live in East Brunswick, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. It's pretty multicultural and has lots of great food and arty things going on.  It's changing rapidly at the moment though with lots of apartment blocks spring up everywhere.

Where else have you lived? 

I've worked and lived in London, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Vientiane and Luang Prabang, Laos.  I love to travel and find it a huge source of inspiration. 

I spent nearly 5 years in Laos, from 2009-2014. I don't know how this has influenced my artwork but it's certainly been life changing in every imaginable way. I was working in marketing roles supporting social enterprises and local handicraft artisans. An amazing experience that I'm very grateful for. During this time I started drawing again and soon began working on becoming a professional illustrator. I took my first Lilla Rogers Make Art That Sells course while living in a small house by the Mekong River in late 2014. 

I returned to Melbourne 2 years ago now but it doesn't seem like long ago at all. I went back for three months last year—I had a relapse!  It's taken quite a while but I'm really enjoying making Melbourne home again now. 

 An illustrated recipe for They Draw and Cook created while in Laos 2016

An illustrated recipe for They Draw and Cook created while in Laos 2016

What’s your creative process like?

I always start with lots of drawing. I love exploring shapes, silhouettes and forms. Most of my pieces have layers of textures I've painted and scanned in. I use Adobe Illustrator for crisp shapes. I use Photoshop to compile it all into one image. I also like experimenting with collage.

What do you do in your spare time?

I'd love some spare time! Work has really taken off and I need to get some balance back for spending time with friends, pub trivia and yoga. I love weekend drives to small country towns, bush walks and being in nature. I'm living in a concrete environment at the moment and dream of moving to the country. 

I'm really enjoying learning about Australia's wildlife and I might have become a bit of a bird nerd. I love visiting zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. We have some incredible flora and fauna in Australia so I never have to look far for inspiration. 

What is your next big goal? 

I'm currently juggling freelance illustration with a part-time job so a big goal is to transition to full time illustration. I hope my client list keeps growing and that lots of fabulous gigs illustrating cookbooks, children's books and travel guides come my way. 

Meet Anaïs

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Anaïs Lee

Hi Anaïs,  thank you for taking the time to answer some questions for us. Here goes!

What's your favorite shade of pink?

Coral pink.

What's your go-to medium?

I use Adobe Illustrator for most of commercial work. For personal projects or commissioned by private clients for illustration style portraits, I always go to my colored pencils. I also like to use colored pencils for creating children’s book illustrations.

 Anais's digital illustration

Anais's digital illustration

 Anais's colored pencil art

Anais's colored pencil art

What medium is new to you and you would like to try?

Gouache and pastel. They have been sitting in my drawers for a long time, but I haven’t really explored them. I would like to come up with a project for them. I also just got an iPad Pro and am still getting used to draw on screen. So far I like the feel of using Apple Pencil. 

What do you listen to while you paint or draw?

Podcast, NPR, audio books, jazz, classical, movie soundtracks, etc.

Where do you live?

An one-bedroom apartment with two huge windows(I love natural light) in Queens, New York.

Where have you lived?

Taiwan, Singapore, Florida, New Jersey, and New York in America.

Besides illustration, what other creative activities do you do?

I used to create a lot of handmade stuff, block printing, scrapbooking, embroidery, crochet, etc. But I don't have time for these fun things nowadays. I’d like to get back to these creativities again.

 272 hand-painted wooden wedding dolls for a private client

272 hand-painted wooden wedding dolls for a private client

 Carving a stamp

Carving a stamp

 Crocheted coasters

Crocheted coasters

 Stitches

Stitches

I love writing. I have written a book about American food and did all the illustrations as well. This book was published in Taiwan. Now I am writing my second book which is about my life in America. I also blog. I have two blogs (both written in Chinese Mandarine), one focuses on illustration which I interview many awesome illustrators; one is a personal blog writing about my life, my dogs, and activities in New York.

 My first illustrated book 

My first illustrated book 

 

What other jobs have you had?

A lot! Graphic designer, TV show producer, screenwriter for TV drama series, actress, journalist, waitress, Chinese copywriter at Disney, writer, teacher.

Why do you like being an illustrator?

I’ve always been into art and literature ever since I was a kid. At first, I chose writing to be my career because I love words and stories. But after living in foreign countries for many years, I realized that visual arts allow me to express my feelings and thoughts, to tell stories that are not confined by the language barriers. I love beautiful objects and pictures. To create something beautiful that brings a smile to people’s face is really satisfying.

HOW DO YOU STAY INSPIRED?

The ways I stay inspired are to look at beautiful things and immerse myself in art and books. Living in a most interesting city (in my opinion) helps, too. The architecture, scenes, history, people, even food in New York City can become my inspirations. I also love nature. So visiting botanical gardens and watching animal documentaries inspire me to create art. 

What do you do in your spare time?

Cook, visit museums, take a walk with my dog, read books, write in my journals, go out and sketch, watch Netflix, take care of my little windowsill garden, and explore New York City.

I recently got an ukulele. I am still learning all the chords. So many things I'd like to do, so little time!   

WHAT'S YOUR TYPICAL WORKING DAY LIKE?

I usually wake up around 7 and 8 in the morning. I walk and feed my dog Punchy first. Brew coffee with a Moka pot and make breakfast. Then I would sip my coffee while I go over my to-do list in front of the computer. I write down the tasks in my paper planner, sometimes I would also write something in Day One (a journal app), like the dreams I had the night before, or goals I’d like to achieve today. Then I start working. I try not to open any social media and emails in the morning because it’s the time I do my “deep work”; although things don’t always go as planned. I usually do the work that requires more brain power like writing and brainstorming ideas in the morning. 

Drawing, coloring, checking emails, and updating social media are usually done in the afternoon. Then Punchy would come and ask me to take him for walk around 4 or 5 o’clock, depending on the season. In Winter we go out earlier because it gets dark early outside.

Sometimes I would go out to meet friends in the afternoon. Or visit museums.

I would go grocery shopping in the late afternoon and make dinner. After dinner, I continue to work, usually on replying students’ questions, bookkeeping, and other admin work. Sometimes I would just watch Netflix and relax for a bit. I would review the day and write in my journal before sleep. 

What movie have you seen several times?

There are many movies that I watched over and over. To name a few, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (Amélie), Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and other Ang Lee's movies.

What book are you reading right now?

I always have several books that I am reading at the same time. Currently, I am reading a book about vegetables and fruits in Taiwan by a Taiwanese writer. "Do Unto Animals" written by Tracey Stewart and illustrated by Lisel Ashlock. "Pax" written by Sara Pennypacker and illustrated by Jon Klassen.

What do you collect or hoard?

Books, art supplies, and journals! When I discover a new art tool or medium, I’d like to experiment and try them out. I have over a thousand of colored pencils, watercolor pencils, graphite pencils, and pastel pencils. I also have hundreds of books, and many sketchbooks, journals, and loads of paper for drawing, painting, and crafting.

 Just a small portion of Anais's colored pencil collection

Just a small portion of Anais's colored pencil collection

 Anais's library

Anais's library

What’s your favorite city?

New York City, yet sometimes I miss my home town Taipei. I'd love to visit Paris and cities in Japan in the future.

What is your next big goal?

I have so many goals in my list! Currently I am writing my second book. And I plan to launch an online shop selling my own products. I’d also like to have an agent for licensing, books and commission work. Anything involved drawing animals, plants, food, and hand-lettering would be my dream projects!

Meet Sandrine

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Sandrine Monnier

Hi Sandrine, thank you for taking the time to answer some questions for us. Here goes!

What is your favorite shade of pink: 

Peach pink, but I also love neon pink

What’s your favorite drink?

 It depends on the hour of the day: a fresh fruit and vegetable juice or a glass of wine (French, of course)

What do you listen to while you paint or draw?

I listen to the radio, podcast, and sometimes I put on a vinyl record. I have a lot of vinyl in my house: my partner collects them. I would love to illustrate a cover. Music is really important for me. I don’t have a mantra or quote to motivate me, but rather, a different song. What I play, depends on the mood of the day. At the moment my favorite song is: « The road is ruff » from Wax Tailor and Lee Fields

Where do you live? 

I live in Paris in the 20th arrondissements (near cemetery of Père Lachaise). It’s not the center of Paris, but it's a great place to live with a lot of artists and parks, and it takes me 15 minutes by bus to go to the Louvre. 

Before, I lived in the suburbs of Paris, in fact I have always lived in the same area.

 I love gardening and I am lucky to have 2 balconies. My apartment is full of plants, it is one of my sources of inspiration

I love gardening and I am lucky to have 2 balconies. My apartment is full of plants, it is one of my sources of inspiration

How do you stay inspired?

I read a lot of art books and novels. The last book I have read is: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton and I loved it! It gives me ideas for some illustration.  When I am not inspired, I go out to do some shopping, have a walk, go to museum, bookstore or watch movies. The best ideas come when you don’t expect them and for me it’s rarely in front of the white paper. The problem is when I have an idea, it’s hard to stop working.

 Sandrine's work in Print and Pattern Nature book.

Sandrine's work in Print and Pattern Nature book.

What other jobs have you had ?

Before I worked as a graphic designer.

What’s your creative process like ?

I start with pencils on paper. I like to choose my colors at the beginning of the process. Sometimes I paint lots of sheets of paper with acrylique and I choose my color chart for the illustration. I often work in black and white and then put the color in the computer. I have different ways of working, it depends on the project. I have a Wacom Cintiq 13HD for a few months and it changed my process a little, but I’m still experimenting, and use it at the end of my illustration.

With whom would you like to have a coffee?

With all the pink punch ladies

What is your next big goal? 

Find an agent. Illustrate a second children's book. 

Meet Lisa

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Lisa Baudry

 Lisa admiring the work of Tadao Ando at Vitra Campus, Germany

Lisa admiring the work of Tadao Ando at Vitra Campus, Germany

 

Hi Lisa, thank you for taking the time to answer some questions for us. Here goes!

What is your go-to medium?

I'm very multi-medium, depending on the subject and mood. I use pencil, ink, collage, acrylic paint plus my digital tools, Photoshop and Illustrator.

What medium is new to you and which would you like to try?

I'd love to try iPad Pro and draw directly on a tablet.

What do you listen to while you paint or draw?

Spotify favorites or local concert FM radio which play classical concerts.

I'm music mad. I'm into everything from classical to cuban jazz to indie folk to electronica to hip-hop. Some of my favs are Chopin, Ruben Gonzalez, Ben Howard, Bon Iver, Cat Power, RYX, Lorde, Marlon Williams, Nadia Reid, MGMT, and lots of 1980s era from my teenage years like Peter Gabriel and Talking Heads.

Where do you live?

I live in a very multi-cultural area of Auckland (pop. 1mil), New Zealand's largest city. 

 Rangitoto Island, Auckland

Rangitoto Island, Auckland

Where have you lived?

I grew up in a very small rural community called Kaihere in the North Waikato. So far I've only lived in New Zealand, but I hope one day to have the opportunity to live in another country.

How do you stay inspired?

As long as I have had plenty of rest, I usually feel inspired. I take in alot of stimulus all the time. Spirituality and music connect me to my creative drive.

Besides illustration, what other creative activities do you do?

I enjoy sewing and playing the piano.

Lisa sewed these shoes for her daughter using repurposed vintage fabrics.

What’s your typical working day like?

Once I get my daughter off to school, I return to my studio and work for a few hours, break for lunch, work for a few more hours then I'm off to do school pick up and after school stuff. Sometimes I go back out to my studio at night if I don't have any other commitments. 

What other jobs have you had?

I've been a ceramic decorator, a nanny, children's museum assistant, milker (yep!, cows), art gallery administrator and a graphic designer.

What do you do in your spare time?

Nature walks and outings with my family. Reading. Socialising. In the summer we love to go camping.

 Lisa exploring with her family in Otway Forest Park, Victoria, Australia

Lisa exploring with her family in Otway Forest Park, Victoria, Australia

What’s your favorite movie or TV show?

Antiques Roadshow. I love learning about the history of the decorative arts and makers from the past.

What movie have you seen several times?

Bourne Trilogy - my husband bought me the dvds as I joke after I gave birth. I also love The Grand Budapest Hotel.

What do you collect or hoard?

I'm an information horder. I also collect vintage and contemporary fabrics and sewing patterns.

What’s your favorite city?

Tough question! The first place that came to mind was Rome.

Photos: Lisa Baudry & Vernon Rive

Meet Allyn

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Allyn Howard

 Posing with my painting on the glass door of a local toy store

Posing with my painting on the glass door of a local toy store

What's your favorite shade of pink?

I lean towards the warmer shades and hot pink

What's your go-to medium?

Acrylic paint, specifically Golden Fluid Acrylics. I've started using colored pencils again, too.

What medium is new to you or would you like to try?

I recently bought an iPad Pro and started playing around with the Procreate app, it's as cool as they say! I'm sort of addicted to painting, but this is a nice alternative when I need to travel or visit my parents (less mess ;)

What do you listen to while you paint or draw?

1st thing I do in the morning is put on NPR. I like to hear morning news and then listen to the Brian Lehrer Show and Leonard Lopate. I catch up on podcasts at various times - Radio Lab, Fresh Air, Freakonomics, the Moth Radio Hour, This American Life, The New Yorker Radio Hour and On the Media. I also listen to some serial programs, like S Town and Crimetown. Homecoming on Gimlet Media, is really good, it's fiction and it's timely and politically relevant. I'm anxiously waiting for season 2. My favorite podcast has to be WTF w/ Marc Maron, I rarely miss one. If I listen to music, it's mostly Spotify mixes and KEXP, a Seattle based radio station. 

Where do you live?

Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

I've lived in NYC for quite a while. I grew up in Richmond, Va. 

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How do you stay inspired?

A mix of things inspire me. Sometimes, I just see a shape or hint of a face on the subway floor, for example. I created a dog called Floaty bc there was a splotch of paint that looked like a puffy dog on my jeans. It sounds so silly, I know, but some animals come about that way. A gorgeous color combination I spot, can inspire me. Walking around my neighborhood, travel (of course), day at the museum, daydreaming. If I'm at a loss, there's always Pinterest and I love Edition PAUME books, looking at charming interiors and gardens always gets me. 

 This is where I do all my painting, these days. I love this room.

This is where I do all my painting, these days. I love this room.

What's your typical working day like?

When I'm home and in my studio, which is a room in my apartment, I wake up around 7:30 or 8, have coffee and sit at my kitchen table pondering what I'd like to paint. I'll upload something to Instagram and eat cereal. It's perfect. If I have a project, I'll try to get started right away. I recently finished a custom painting for someone and created some specific themed art for Oopsy Daisy Fine Art for Kids. If there are no deadlines looming, I'll sketch, paint some backgrounds, kind of loosen up or if I'm in one of Lilla Rogers' MATS classes, work on the assignment. By lunch, I'll read my emails and on good days, I'll tackle organizing and emailing samples to potential clients and companies for licensing opportunities. That's not my strong suit. I have to push myself to work on the business side of things more than the fun creative aspects. I wish I could say, this is what I do everyday, but the majority of my income comes from working in the film business.

Sampling from scenic jobs -

I was lucky to get into the Scenic Arts Union (USA Local 829) in 1998. When I'm on a TV show, like I am now, I wake up at 5:15am and start work on the stages where our sets are built at 7am. Scenic artists, basically execute the plans of the Production Designer and Art Director. We do everything from plastering, prep work, painting walls to wall papering, faux finishing, staining, lettering, signage (often applying vinyl signs) occasionally creating the art for the sets and often, doing lots of "aging" and distressing to give spaces the look of reality. I try to take projects that can give me time off when I get an assignment or custom commission. I like being a "day player" when possible. The best part of the job, besides the occasional creative task, is the people. There are some really talented, interesting people on the crews with whom I work on a regular basis.

 Making wood look like concrete - set being built on a rooftop in midtown

Making wood look like concrete - set being built on a rooftop in midtown

What other jobs have you had?

Lifeguard, cashier & selling concessions at movie theaters (in high school in Va. and in grad school, here in NYC), waitress (in college and also here in NYC), receptionist at ad agency, cell painter for animator (old school), salesperson at trade shows, set decorator, scenic artist, mural painter and finally, licensor (I'm new to this, but got my foot in the door last year :)

What movie have you seen several times?

I skipped the favorite question bc I have so many, in different genres. Here are the ones I've seen many times over - All the President's Men, Rosemary's Baby, Hannah and Her Sisters, Annie Hall, Sleeper, Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Tootsie, All that Jazz, The Way We Were, Erin Brockovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Bridesmaids, 3 Days of the Condor and I can barely resist Hitchcock, especially Dial M for Murder, To Catch A Thief, North by Northwest, or Vertigo

What's your favorite TV show?

I'm a big fan of BBC Masterpiece Mystery series and I also love the darker crime/dramas like "Breaking Bad" and my latest favorite, "Spiral" (called "Engrenages" in French), I can barely wait for the 6th season to air in the US

What Book are you reading right now?

I just started "Swell" by Jill Eisenstadt and I love looking through my Florine Stettheimer "Painting Poetry" book, just saw this wonderful concise show at the Jewish Museum.

What do you collect?

Ceramics, I guess most are pretty kitsch - vintage pastel colored animals, planters, salt & pepper shakers, mugs... I've cut back and now only buy something if I just can't live without it. A lot of them are gifts from friends, also. 

  Always drink milk 

 Always drink milk 

What's your favorite city?

This is so tough, I think I've been most fascinated by Venice. I've been twice with my mom and we stayed at the Hotel Excelsior on Lido. We took one of the private boats in & out of Venice proper each day, so on the one hand, you experience this charming resort town and on the other, this stunning historic city surrounded by water and no cars. I loved that! It feels like such a magical and mysterious place, especially at night. I also love Rome, Paris and Barcelona. There are many left to see, too!

With whom would you like to have a coffee?

I would like a mix of people that include David Lynch, David Sedaris, Helen Mirren, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Louis CK and Gregory Fitoussi (I don't know how great his English is, but I think he should be there ;)

 My pal, Greg 

My pal, Greg 

What is your next big goal?

I plan to look more seriously at illustration & licensing agents. I think you can tell by reading my previous answers, I have trouble narrowing things down. I want it all - a home decor line, a fabric line, paper goods & stationery, kids' games & products, picture books, novelty books and why not throw in a cover for The New Yorker!

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I look up to artists whose work runs the gamut of projects and product lines, like Nathalie Lete, Anna Bond, Carolyn Gavin, Lisa Congdon, Helen Dardik, Ingela P. Arrhenius,  Molly Hatch and of course, the quintessential illustrator's illustrator, Maira Kalman. I would so love to be doing everything they are! 

 Fingers crossed :)

Fingers crossed :)

  • Film Clips above: Annie Hall Woody Allen, Bridesmaids Paul Feig, Rosemary's Baby Roman Polanski, To Catch A Thief Poster Art - unknown (if you know, tell me :) I love it!
  • TV Clips above: Madmen Matthew Weiner Twin Peaks David Lynch , Engrenages and Better Call Saul Poster design - unknown

Meet Liv

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Liv Wan

 

Hi Liv, thank you for taking the time to answer some questions for us. Here goes!

What's your favorite shade of pink? 

My favourite kind of pink is peach pink, salmon pink. Something quite light and soft. 

What is your favorite drink? 

Peach Fanta, coffee and coconut water. 

What’s your go-to medium? 

I love using Adobe Illustrator to complete my illustrations. So computer, software and graphic tablet are my definite go-to mediums. But when I start drawing and painting I use water colour and acrylic. I’ve always loved use colour pencils when I work on my sketches if I have time. 

What medium is new to you and what would you like to try? 

I would love to try gelly roll pen and water based marker in the future. I saw some videos demonstrating how to use them on Sakura’s Youtube channel. I was really impressed with the outcome.

What do you listen to while you paint or draw? 

I like listen to Spotify’s “Peaceful Piano” playlist when I draw. It helps me to think and remain calm. 

Where do you live? 

I live in Edinburgh, UK. It’s in Scotland so we have lots pipers, kilts and whisky. 

Where have you lived? 

Taiwan, Shanghai, Birmingham (England), Edinburgh (Scotland)

How do you stay inspired? 

I think my life experiences have offered me a lot of inspiration. I love to travel and I used to travel a lot. These happy memories offer me lots of inspiration. 

Besides illustration, what other creative activities do you do? 

I cook a lot and I have a food blog which I use to document my cooking processes and recipes. It involves a lot of food styling which I really like. But in the future when I have more time I would love to learn pottery and sewing. 

What’s your typical working day like? 

I start work as soon as my husband and daughter leave home. I like to have lunch and take a break by checking my plants in my tiny little garden. Then I will go back to work until 4-5 clock and cook dinner. After my daughter goes to bed I will keep working until midnight. This is a very typical working day of my life. I always use morning time to sketch and come up with ideas for my illustrations because I’m full of energy in the morning. 

What other jobs have you had? 

I was a professional chef for many years. I was working in fine dining restaurants in England and Scotland. I’m also teaching a Chinese cooking and food illustration class. I’ve published 2 cookbooks and 1 illustrated recipe book, internationally, in past 3 years and I’m about to start work on a picture book.

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What’s your creative process like? 

I like to use pencil and paper to sketch out my ideas and maybe refine my sketch again. After the sketch is approved I will then take a photo of the sketch and complete the illustration in Adobe illustrator and do a final edit in Photoshop. Sometimes, if I illustrate something a bit complicated I will use colour pencil to colour my sketch. 

Why do you like being an illustrator? 

I love drawing, designing and creating beautiful things. I love the process which feels good! If I can make money from doing things I love then that’s perfect! I think this is why I love working as an illustrator. 

What do you do in your spare time? 

Apart from my wife/mother duties. I love gardening. I recently started working on my front and back gardens. I started saving the seeds from the vegetables and fruit we eat and regrow them, because I always wanted to have a self-sufficient garden. I like to create things, so this is also fun for me. 

What’s your favorite movie or TV show? 

I like a lot of movies. Especially those that encourage me in my life and career. I like Joy and Erin Brockovich because the main characters are like me, a mother with young kid/kids but they managed to have a successful career. So when I feel lost and down with my career I will rewatch those movies to remind myself I need to stand up and fight. 

My favourite TV shows at moment are Stranger Things and 13 Reasons Why. I’m a big fan of Netflix. 

What movie have you seen several times? 

Joy, Erin Brockovich, Shawshank Redemption, The Help 

What book are you reading right now? 

I’m not reading any books for adults at the moment, simply because I'm too busy with work and family. But I read a lot of children’s picture books. I’m reading The Everywhere Bear and Little Hedgehog’s Big Day

What do you collect or hoard? 

I used to collect chef equipment, including different kinds of knives and I like to collect beautiful plates, bowls and tea towels for food styling and photography. 

What’s your favorite city? 

Can I change this question to country? I love Thailand. I visited Thailand a few years ago and I instantly fell in love with that country. 

With whom would you like to have a coffee? 

Right now: My husband because he is my best friend, my business partner and my chubby muse. 

In the future: I would love to have a coffee with my art collective colleagues one day. 

What is your next big goal? 

I would love to get into the art licensing business, publish my first children’s book and have steady income growth with my product business.