Thanks for stopping by. I'm Alison, the artist behind Papadore Illustrations. Here is a little bit about me and my art.
From a young age I was obsessed with drawing and animals. I can't remember when I first started to draw, it was just something I always did. Growing up in Brisbane, Australia, with parents who were enthusiastic campers meant that my twin sister and I spent a great deal of time exploring the natural beauty of South-East QLD and beyond. We loved it, and my appreciation for nature and animals grew until it became the soul focus of my artwork.
It wasn't until I was in University studying Zoology that my friends and family finally convinced me to open an Etsy store and share my artwork with the world. Through this online store, Instagram, local handmade markets and a collaboration with a local Brisbane shop, Papadore Illustrations has grown into the busy little business it is today.
In my work I mostly use coloured pencils, however I occasionally dabble in watercolour or acrylic painting. I love to include expression or movement in my pieces in an effort to capture the beauty I see in the animals and botanicals that inspire me.