Please feel free to enquire about a new project or to license existing art.

I am a freelance illustrator from Newcastle, Australia obsessed by colour and the desire to create beautiful work.

With years of experience in the Design industry, I can create professional illustrations for the advertising and publishing sectors as well as surface design and patterns for licensing.

My work will meet your requirements, be neat, organised, is great visual communication and it will be technically correct.

Having worked with teams in the past, I am able to work collaboratively and like to think that I communicate well and always aim to keep my clients in touch with how the work I am creating for them is progressing.

I live in Newcastle, Australia with my husband, 2 sons, 2 cats and the birds and lizards that visit my garden. When I am not painting or designing, I also like to cook, garden and create fibre art.

My illustrations and paintings tend to be based on the natural environment, flora, fauna and food while being inspired by architecture, vintage items, the fashion industry and the decorative arts. My work tends to include exaggerated colour, pattern and  texture; are combined with realism and defined shadows to create painted images that are also decorative. 

I have far more work than appears on this site so if you have a particular need, I am happy to see if I already have an image that will suit your needs and sell it to you or license it to you. 

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Some testimonials by people I have worked with are below:

When you hire Daniela, you have the pleasure of working with an artist. Artists have a way of teaching us to see what is not immediately visible. They see with different eyes. That is their function and their gift to us. Daniela was able to interpret what I was telling her about my business and translated it into something beautiful that is representative of what I wanted. She has many, many years of experience and is truly passionate about what she does.
— Rita Barnett
Daniela’s work is of exceptional quality and beauty. Her unique designs reflect her careful consideration of her client’s requests. Always above and beyond.
— Christina Gerakiteys, Ideation at Work.
The social media and design assistance I received from Daniela was spot on!
I am pleased with the logo design and the way she was able to connect and style my social media platforms to give uniformity to the overall look of my business.
Daniela also set-up my blog and assisted me to understand some of the social media concepts that had previously eluded me. She has a professional approach and is very easy to work with.
— Jennifer O’Brien