Daniela's Desk Flatlay


Hi, I'm Daniela Glassop, an artist, illustrator and surface pattern designer based in Newcastle, Australia. I am able to help you with producing original illustrations for your projects, I have licensed art for products or I can create an original painting for your business or home. I thrive on creating to limitations and collaborating with others.

My illustrations and paintings are usually based on capturing the beauty and essence of the natural environment, flora, fauna and food. I am inspired by architecture, vintage items, the fashion industry and the decorative arts. The style of my work is made of layers, details and contrasts to get the viewer's attention and then to have details to linger on. My gallery paintings which tend to be based on still life, food and nature. 

The result is an abundance of colour, pattern and texture . 

I have fine art and graphic design training,  and have worked as a graphic designer/illustrator for design studios, advertising agencies and also taught Visual Communication and all aspects of graphic design and illustration, at The University of Newcastle for a number of years. 

Fabric is another constant in my life as I grew up surrounded by colourful fabrics as my Mother worked in the fashion industry so I feel right at home designing patterns for fabric and surface pattern design.

I have original paintings, prints and products that carry my illustrations and designs available for sale through my site, and I welcome licensing opportunities and commissions.

My work is for commercial use and intended for the home decor, publishing and surface design industries. I also have original paintings, prints, fabrics and illustrated gifts available for sale.

I am constantly adding to my portfolio so please contact me if you are looking for something special or like something on my site.


I live in Newcastle, Australia with my husband, 2 sons, 2 cats and the ring tailed possums, birds and lizards that visit my garden. When I am not painting, drawing or designing, I also like to cook, garden and create art with fabric; and always with music.

You can contact me at hello@DanielaGlassop.com.


Testimonials by people I have worked with:

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,
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