Penelope Pratley

Penelope Pratley

I am an illustrator, writer and qualified teacher

A little about me … Based in Coffs Harbour I completed a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Teaching before teaching Art for several years. Having taught Art classes from kindergarten to year twelve I left professional life to focus on our growing family. In 2016 I began to pursue a long held dream to write and illustrate children’s picture books. In 2017 I was offered first contract to illustrate The Art Garden written by Penny Harrison, published by EK Books in 2018. Since then I’ve continued to illustrate while coaching High School students and teaching art classes after school.  Preferring to use watercolour, ink, pencil and mixed media aim to illustrate, and write books that encourage children to read, and capture their own experiences through art.