Lisette Coates

Lisette Coates

Lisette Coates

Manly, NSW, Australia
    Artist’s Statement

    I am a Canadian designer, illustrator and author currently living in Sydney Australia. After completing a Fine Art Degree in the UK I worked in animation for many years and have always had a love of character design, children’s picture books and animation.

    Although my work is completed digitally, the initial stages are where I enjoy the tactile sense of paper and media. I work naturally by flattening and simplifying everything out into simple narratives of line, shape and colour. I’m more interested in capturing the essence of the subject matter in my art rather then it being an exact portrayal.

    Inspiration for the images and stories I create comes primarily from growing up on the West Coast of Canada in a natural world of mountains, islands, trees and water. I continue to enjoy depicting how simple it is to find joy and happiness in the little things in life when we are connected to the natural world and the importance of protecting our environment.

    My goal is to reinforce this message through collaboration with companies who resonate with my stories about the awareness and care for our environment. I am looking for publishers for the books and for partners who can license the art onto products.

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