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My clients include

 

ReadyEd Publications, Jasper Books, Ginninderra Press, Burswood Health, Evoke Media, Book Reality, Kelmscott Agricultural Society, Quality Publishing Australia, FutureTrack Australia and numerous private clients.

Selected Publications

 

2017

Feral Fergus by Sioban Timmer (Publishing mid-2017)

STEM 1 and 2: ReadyEd Publications

Understanding Everyday Maths 1 & 2: ReadyEd Publications

Healthy Mind, Happy Me 1: ReadyEd Publications

Healthy Minds 3–6: Ready Ed Publications

 

2016

The Literary Romance Colouring Book: Self-published

The Little Book of Silly Rhymes & Odd Verses by Ian Andrew: Book Reality

English Series Foundation, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6: ReadyEd Publications

Solving Maths Problems 1-2, 3-4 & 5-6: ReadyEd Publications

Maths Series Foundation, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6: ReadyEd Publications

Media Arts 3–4: ReadyEd Publications

Ho, Ho, Ho and Other Christmas Songs: ReadyEd Publications

 

 

2015

Life's Shadows by Barbara Gurney (Cover): Ginninderra Press

The Suitcase Cyclist by Barbara Swingler: Author Publication

Year 6 Economics and Business: ReadyEd Publications

Phys Ed 1-2: ReadyEd Publications

 

2014

Toughen Up, Princess by Sioban Timmer: Jasper Books

Health Series 1-2, 3-4 & 5-6: ReadyEd Publications

Junior Health: ReadyEd Publications

Junior Asia: ReadEd Publications

Civics & Citizenship Series 3, 4, 5 & 6: ReadyEd Publications

 

2013

High Frequency Words Series, 3, 4 & 5-6: ReadyEd Publications

Cross Curriculum Series F-2 & 3-4: ReadyEd Publications

Our Asian Neighbours: ReadyEd Publications

Cut & Paste Maths 1 & 3: ReadyEd Publications

The Scavengers Series (Covers) by K.A. Merikan; Author Publication

 

2012

Australian Geography Series Foundation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7A & 7B: ReadyEd Publications

Memoirs by an Older Sister by Aileen McKay: Author Publication

Cut & Paste Phonics 1, 3 & 4: ReadyEd Publications

Australian History Studies Foundation: ReadyEd Publications

Primary School Plays 1: ReadyEd Publications

Primary School Plays 2: ReadyEd Publications

 

2011

Read & Succeed 1: ReadyEd Publications

Read & Succeed 2: ReadyEd Publications

Extending Students in Australian History: ReadyEd Publications

History for Juniors: ReadyEd Publications

Read & Succeed: ReadyEd Publications

Multi Level Literacy 1 & 2: ReadyEd Publications

History Series 1, 2, 3, 4 & 7: ReadyEd Publications

Fringo 2011 (Featured Illustration for pages on Persia / Arabian Nights)

Basic Language Skills 1, 2 & 3: ReadyEd Publications

Hello there!

 

My name is Alison Mutton and I'm an illustrator based in Perth, Western Australia. I hold a BA with Honours in Design from Curtin University; I majored in Illustration, but I also do design work. I specialise in children's illustration, including fairytale-style fantasy and historically-inspired illustration, but I can produce almost anything if I put my mind to it. I've never been beaten by a commission yet!

 

I've been drawing for as long as I could hold a pencil, and was fascinated by stories and books even before that, so the opportunity to combine these passions is one of the most fabulous things I can imagine. I relish each new job as a chance to expand my skills and perhaps try something that I have never done before. I'm happy using a variety of media (sometimes all in the same piece) – pencil, watercolour, coloured pencil, ink, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. I'm allergic to oil paint, so that's one medium I steer clear of!

I've been freelancing as an illustrator since 2007, a year before I graduated, but I had done many portraiture commissions before that. To date I've worked on over 80 books for ReadyEd Publications, and in 2014 I did the illustrations for Sioban Timmer's Toughen Up, Princess. In 2016 I completed illustrations for the poetry book The Little Book of Silly Rhymes and Odd Verses by Ian Andrew, and self-published The Literary Romance Colouring Book. In 2017 I will be illustrating Sioban Timmer's new picture book, Feral Fergus, published by Jasper Press. I love the way each commission is a completely new set of challenges, and enjoy adapting myself to suit different needs.

 

When I'm not drawing, I like to read, play the piano, needle felt and watch old movies. In a more perfect world I could do all of these things at the same time, and then I'd have even more time for drawing! My cavoodle Myrna makes sure I step away from my desk every day and get some exercise too.

 

All images copyright Alison Mutton 2017