Illustrator Gallery - Carolyn Daly
Carolyn Daly is the creative mind behind Daly Doodle and Design. As long as she can remember, she has always loved to draw and write. Now she’s grown up (sort of) she mostly loves visual storytelling and creating stories about fun stuff and stuff kids do, and sometimes about the serious stuff that worries kids minds.
Carolyn has had a long career doing many communication-focussed roles, but her very first love was children’s stories and illustrations, and getting lost in the worlds that the words and pictures created. She remembers fondly the books and stories she read when she was young and the profound influence they had on the mind of her young self.
Carolyn’s early career as a primary/art teacher really sparked her love of visual storytelling for children.
Carolyn illustrated her first children’s book – Flowers for Mother Mouse with author Beth Roberts in 1989. And around this time, started creating educational resources for Education programs.
Carolyn’s child-focussed creative career took a U-turn for twenty years when she moved into a fulltime career in the government communications area. But after a bushfire that wiped out a large part of her hometown, Carolyn found she developed a huge itch to return to her creative life.
So she jumped with both feet into her new creative journey storytelling and illustrations.
In the past 5 years, Carolyn has completed the illustrations for two children’s books – one of which she helped write (all in rhyme). She has completed a variety of commission work and is currently planning her own kids book.
While the traditional mediums of paint, pen and ink, acrylic paint markers and pencils were her first love, Carolyn more recently discovered the world of digital art, and works mainly on the iPad using Procreate.
And so today, Carolyn and Daly Doodle and Design have re-emerged from the ashes, and the storytelling has begun.