Illustrator / Designer / Picture book creator
Aura Parker's bodies of work are constantly evolving. She often draws on themes of nature, humanity and childhood. Her work is insightful and imaginative with a playful sense of humour. She illustrates her picture books in watercolour, gouache and coloured pencil with digital enhancements. Aura has a background in web design, motion graphics and brand creation with over 15 years’ experience as a graphic designer and illustrator. Aura's enduring interest in the expression of colour and her fascination with repeat patterns led to the creation of her own collection of bright contemporary prints in 2010, and she regularly exhibits illustrations and textiles. She is the author/ illustrator of the acclaimed picturebook, Twig and illustrated the picturebook My Marvellous Jelly Bean Tree. Aura lives in Sydney with her three children, who she tries to read and draw with as much as she can.