I studied art at Victoria University, and have since illustrated and authored many children’s books and journals, including seven non-fiction titles in Potton & Burton’s highly successful Explore and Discover series, as well as Animals of Aotearoa, with author Gillian Candler. I have also written and illustrated New Zealand’s Backyard Beasts, and two picture books, Moonman and Watch out for the Weka.


I am inspired by strange creatures, whether real or fanciful. This is a preoccupation that has stayed with me, and has endless potential.


For more about me and my life as an illustrator, you can read this interview by the excellent  Sapling



ned barraud  -  illustration

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