Natalie was born in 1974 in Cape Town, South Africa. She studied Graphic Design and Illustration at the Cape Town University of Technology and graduated in 1995. She works with her twin sister, Tamsin, in their loft studio in Cape Town.
Natalie has illustrated several books and greetings cards for publishers in the U.S., U.K. and South Africa. To get inspired, she looks at other children‘s books particularly “Lavender‘s Blue” illustrated by Harold Jones which Natalie has since she was about ten. She enjoys illustrating folk tales and fairy tales. She works in gouache, watercolours, pencil crayon and Photoshop. In 2005 she won the Vivian Wilkes award for a book about taking care of the environment called “Tell the Moon”.
When she‘s not working Natalie enjoys browsing second hand shops, reading and playing the violin.View Full Bio