About

Katrina is an illustrator based on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, in Victoria Australia. She studied a degree in Fine Art and holds a post graduate degree in Visual Communication Design from Deakin University.

Katrina works from her home studio, illustrating for a range of clients and focusing her attention on illustrating children’s books.  Katrina aims to convey a sense of emotion, playfulness and tenderness in her illustrations, which can be seen in her chosen subjects and individual illustrative style.

Working in traditional mediums, she creates her illustrations using coloured pencil, graphite, watercolour, ink and gouache and her style can be described as detailed, classic and realistic. She enjoys creating images of beauty and finds it wonderfully satisfying when her work connects with people and brings joy to the viewer.

Katrina has also developed a range of greeting cards featuring her illustrations which are available via her website shop, together with fine art prints of her original illustrations. She also has signed copies of her children’s books available.

Katrina has been teaching art to children since 2018 and is excited to be launching her new children’s art studio in East Geelong from July 2024. ‘Kids Art Room Geelong’ is a brand new space for Katrina, offering fun and engaging art classes for children, teens and more! She is a passionate educator who loves to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with her young students. Through her unique mentoring style, she aims to unlock each child’s artistic potential to express their creativity and develop a lifelong passion for the arts. Private art tuition and homeschool classes also available from Term 3 2024.

Katrina is available for private commission work. Please feel free to contact her with any questions.

Downloadable PDF of a selection of Katrina’s work.

Books:

Christmas Under the Overpass (written by Katie Flannigan) picture book published by Little Pink Dog Books Australia 2023.

Cato’s Can Can (written by Juliet Sampson) picture book published by Ford Street Publishing Australia (2021).

A House of Mud (written by Sophie Masson) picture book published by Little Pink Dog Books Australia (2020).

The Perfect Puppy (written by Alyce Hall) picture book published by Little Steps Publishing Australia (2019).

Awards:

First place – CYA Conference 2018 – Graphic Novels, Illustrated Picture Books and Illustrated Middle Grade Novels & Illustrations aspiring category

Media:

Katrina’s interview on Kids Book Review – click here

Professional memberships:

Australian Society of Authors (ASA)