about

Hello and thank you for stopping in on my portfolio site.

I am an illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. I studied graphic design but did not follow that path - instead I have been busy for the past 15 years creating quirky, charming characters for publishers, advertising and design agencies. My illustrations have appeared in books, greeting cards, magazines, festivals, posters, packages, tee shirts, tea cups and even framed on walls in galleries!

I love to get a bit messy when creating my art - scribbling, smudging and blending dry pastel and pencil on paper – thankfully there is Photoshop to keep things clean and pristine for the final piece.

One of things I love about illustration is bringing characters to life in their own worlds of colour and imagination. 

I love to illustrate all sorts of things, but left to my own devices, my recurring motifs include clouds, cats, city buildings, striped items of clothing and flowers – these are a few of my favourite things. I also love to get up early in the moring to ride my bike, and inbetween art works, I often bake biscuits and make pancakes.

My larger artwork can be viewed, framed and purchased at my representing gallery:

www.syarthouse.com.au

Feel free to contact me to say hi, or even to commission an illustration or artwork.

lisa@lisacoutts.com

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Selected client list:

  • Walker Books
  • Penguin Books
  • Random House
  • Harper Collins
  • J Wiley & Sons
  • Pearson
  • Oxford University Press
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Melbourne University
  • Cancer Council Victoria
  • Arts Centre Melbourne
  • The Ink Group
  • Marcel Schurmann
  • Hallmark
  • Heinz
  • Mars
  • Little Angel Magazine
  • The Australian Women's Weekly