Cathy has written and/or illustrated six picture books including Butterfly Kisses and Knock Knock Who’s There?, written by Mary Small. Recently she redesigned and illustrated Butterfly Kisses as a picture book app for the iPad.
She has worked part time as specialist primary art teacher and design teacher at TAFE. She has presented four solo art exhibitions of her work.
During Cathy’s workshops she will explain the stages of writing and illustrating a picture book and picture book app, from early concept to the published book/app. She demonstrates the process of character design. With class participation she creates a pastel illustration of an imaginary character. The school gets to keep this illustration. The students then design and create their own imaginary character.