Karen Erasmus

Karen Erasmus Illustration

I am a childrens book illustrator and surface pattern designer. I work predominately in digital media such as Corel Painter and Adobe Illustrator. 

Since illustrating my first published picture book for Hachette in 2012 I have illustrated almost 20 more books. Through teaching young children for many years I appreciate the impact that picture books have on early literacy. 

Publishers include: New Frontier, Ford Street, Hachette, The National Library of Australia, Empowering Resources and Cengage

My main inspirations for patterns comes from my surroundings and the beauty of the Mornington Peninsula south of Melbourne. They are also influenced by childrens book illustrations as I enjoy creating designs for children.

My designs are sold through Weave-Up, Spoonflower for textiles and Redbubble and Art of Where for clothing and apparel. Under the label 'KariLiz'

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