Tog & Pini
Tog & Pini is an illustration and design business; it is my creative outlet as well as my bread and butter. I work from home on the edge of the North Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. During the day the kids and the dogs run about me causing chaos and general confusion and at night I work on projects and paint while I chat to my husband Pete. On Saturday I head to the markets and enjoy a social day with my lovely customers and fellow stall holders. I feel so privileged to work in the way I do.
A bit about me? I love pretty things! I’m a total girl: I have always been inspired by the beautiful, feminine, and sparkly things in this world. Cute animals make me weaken at the knees and beautiful plants and birds make me gush with enthusiasm. I remember feeling shallow for loving beauty so passionately, but now I embrace it. I feel I was given a love for these things for a reason and hopefully I can make others smile with the work I do.
I paint using watercolour and ink. I think my style is classic but with a touch of whimsicality. I grew up with Beatrix Potter, Jill Barklem (Brambly Hedge) Edward Ardizonne (google him) and Arthur Rackham to name a few, and I feel that their talent has influenced me greatly.