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Aurore McLeod

Her artwork expresses her amazing creative side. Aurore has just launched an exhibition at the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery and the Makers Workshop in Burnie.

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About Aurore

As a child, I was always drawing or making things out of the strangest materials. At some point, I wanted to become an illustrator. But then I grew up and forgot all about it. I got a degree in History and Archaeology instead. Fast forward to 2015, and after a move to Australia, a marriage, a child and a two-year move to Scotland (phew!) my passion for drawing was somehow re-ignited. I committed to getting better at it.

In mid-2016 I was contacted by author Kris Sheather to illustrate Bedtime Bilby, which was released in January 2017. I mostly like drawing cute animals using watercolour and gouache, and when I don’t paint them I make them into toys for my business ‘Friends in the Leaves’.

I am a nature lover with an inkling for the fantastic. Through my illustrations, I try to convey my curiosity for the unknown and the imaginary, the magic hidden in our world or any other. I often get lost in the details because they are so much fun, and I like making people smile.

Watercolour with coloured pencil details is my preferred media.

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Tassie4Kids Tasmanian Travel Map

Our travel map is pretty special. Featuring amazing illustrations, this hand-drawn artwork has been designed and created by Aurore. Pirate themed and full of magic, colours and adventure, our map not only works as a travel guide but is a very special memento to take home.

Our maps can be found at Tasmanian Visitor Centres and various places that provide travel information.

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Bedtime Bilby

Bedtime Bilby, written by Kris Sheather, illustrated by Aurore McLeod, published by Oriston Press, 2017

Bedtime Bilby is an endearing story about a baby who doesn’t want to go to sleep and a bilby with magical powers who takes him on a surprising journey through the night.

It is available to buy via Kris Sheather’s online shop.

If you want to get in touch to have a chat, to ask a question or to enquire about some work, feel free to contact Aurore via the link below.