Sheryl Cole is a Melbourne-based illustrator and design director with a growing international following for riotously colourful, whimsically expressive watercolours and products starring Australia’s show-stopping native birds and flora. She produces artwork for a broad range of clients in markets such as publishing, packaging design, brand identity, stationery, textiles, surface design, yardage repeat & print design, children's wear, children’s books and fine art.
Sheryl is endlessly inspired by the beauty of nature. She makes time to explore it curiously and playfully, and responds creatively either in the moment via her popular ephemeral art or later on back in her beachside studio. It’s little wonder her illustrations and designs reflect a playful and childlike imagination mixed with elements of the natural world. Her illustration work is mixed media, comprising layers of pencil, ink and watercolour. She also likes to convert her ink drawings into vector based illustrations, which are great for scaling. "I just love the way watercolours and ink organically almost paint themselves with their juicy, luscious flow".