Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Nicky Johnston

Illustrator and Writer

Region: Australia East/New Zealand
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in my country
Skype Visit: Yes
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Nicky Johnston is an Australian children’s book author and illustrator. Her illustration style is often described as whimsical, playful, narrative, emotive and dreamy.


She works in watercolour, ink, pencil and pastel. She thoroughly enjoys running illustrator workshops and visiting schools.

As well as her website, you will find her online portfolio with  Australian Society of Authors and Stylefile.

Presentation Description:
Nicky is passionate about the importance of teaching resilience and positive emotional well-being in children.

Her workshops focus on the fun of both writing and illustrating. Sharing her own experiences of publishing her books, Nicky instills confidence in children to explore and develop their own creativity. She displays examples of her own works from her childhood, noting her development of skills and style leaving the children feeling encouraged and truly inspired.

Nicky is able to present to large or small groups, she runs small group art workshops, large group demonstrations, sharing the process of writing and illustrating children's books.