This is the home page of the blog of Elspeth Alix Batt.
I am a freelance artist and illustrator living in Auckland, New Zealand.
I paint with a variety of styles using several different media. I also have a huge portfolio of published work in book illustration.
For the past twenty or so years I have been working mainly in the educational publishing field, illustrating for the School Journals which are provided free to schools by the New Zealand Ministry of Education, as well as the Correspondence School, and mainstream publishers and companies.
I would love to have the opportunity to design for the slightly more colourful and whimsical surface pattern market and am currently exploring avenues into this.
I am also very keen on craft of all kinds, particularly beading, sewing, knitting and crochet. Gardening and photography are additional passions. As well as my three tyrannical cats.
I hope you enjoy these pages.