It is said that Norwegians are born with skis on their feet. In 1973 they were out of skis
so I got a pencil instead and started to draw immediately.
At university I studied Fine Art, then Graphic Design and about the same time I fell in
love with photography, expresso coffee and Rui (my husband).
My first job was as a school book designer in Oxford (UK). School books are full of illustrations. When I discovered that there were people making those pictures for
a living I though they must have the best job in the world.
We lived in Portugal for 12 years where I worked as a designer and studied illustration.
The opportunity to illustrate a children´s book came along ("O descobridor de histórias") - and I was completely hooked from page one. I and have been working as a full-time illustrator ever since.
These days I am based in picturesque Fredrikstad (Norway) with Rui, baby and Figo-
the-cat. My pictures have been used in advertising and magazines and I have designed and illustrated many books for children. Storytelling is my passion and whatever the project I always aim to to make every image better than the last.
Last year, a BIG dream came true - to both write and illustrate my own book: Dukketyven (Cappelen Damm, 2018). Currently I am working on my second book and can confirm
that this IS the best job in the world!