Hello and Welcome -
I do hope you are well. My name is Penelope Pratley. I am an emerging illustrator, writer and an educator. My first job was a fairy after which I packed up my wings to be an Art Teacher. My BIG dream has always been to write and illustrate quality books that will inspire children to read. I love to use watercolour, ink, pencil and mixed media. I long to create books that people treasure. Books they will come back to time and time again. I truly want to capture a child’s imagination and engage them into adulthood as so many authors and illustrators have done for me. I aim to grow hearts.
I truly believe that Illustrations should serve others and create a lasting memory. My goal is always to deliver quality that will bless others.
I no longer teach full time but am fortunate to spend my days creating all kinds of lovely images for clients. I am currently busy illustrating books to be published in 2019 and 2020, while teaching two art classes a week. The Art Garden written by Penny Harrison was my illustrator debut in February 2018.
I live with a surfer, an inventor, a ballerina, three chickens, a rabbit, an ancient guinea pig, and a rescued cat. I adore stories for children, own far too many pencil cases and only emerge from my garden studio (really a shed) to hunt for chocolate freckles, seek sunshine and care for my beautiful family.