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Beyond the page, illustration has a life of its own – a beginning, a middle – ever evolving there is no end but story. The possibilities of interpretation, as unique as the illustrator, offer a connection with words and the spaces between them ©Annmarie Scott, 2017

illustrator at desk working with brush and ink on character facesI have always had a love of story and of making things with my hands. I went to Art College, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration and began work – first as a freelance Commercial Artist (in Advertising) and then as Artist in Residence in a country town junior school in Central Western Queensland. The later instilling my artwork with a sense of place and space that I still aspire to.

For the next fifteen years, I illustrated children’s picture books and fiction covers for publication in Australia and New Zealand. During that time I also returned to study and completed a Graduate Certificate in Digital Imaging. My illustrations have been exhibited Nationally – in public and private collections, Galleries, Libraries and Literature Centres.

Above: ©Annmarie Scott illustrations from children’s picture book “In My Father’s Room” written by Gary Crew

In recent years I have also enjoyed the sculptural qualities of three dimensional design, working with wax and precious metal. And I’ve re-visited painting on silk. It’s part of my process, working across different media – one informs and inspires another – so I’m always exploring creative possibilities.

Above left: ©Annmarie Scott sterling silver tiny house bead – hand carved in wax & cast by the lost wax method. Above right: brush and ink home logo ©Annmarie Scott

Today – when I’m not working with pencil, brush, digital paintbox, or sewing machine – I write poems and short stories for publication as a regular contributor to literary magazines for children.

Countless, dedicated hours go into the creation, the design, the making of any original artwork – and with illustration, it’s additional preparation for print. But it’s always a joy. And for me it’s all about story.

Cheers,

Annmarie

You may view folios of my work here and on The Style File (a showcase of Australian Book Illustrators). To contact me – please use the form below.

Experimenting with mixed media and wearing different hats is part of my creative process. It’s the way I work. 

straw hat with rabbit ears poking through the top of its crown

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