Mel Corrigan is a Melbourne based illustrator with an architect-trained eye for detail. Mel is passionate about capturing the playfulness and imagination of children and is interested in using different compositions to enhance the narrative emotion. She finds inspiration in the little things: the everyday joys and interactions that colour our days. She also has an interest in animals and nature, and her detailed drawings would be well-suited for non-fiction books. Mel’s work is created from a mix of hand drawn and digital techniques. She loves using watercolour and coloured pencils, and more recently has enjoyed working digitally using Procreate. Her first picture book ‘Deva the Bengal Boat Cat’ (written by Jill De Vos) is due to be released late 2023, and her ‘Sweet Summer Days’ artwork has recently been selected to be published in ‘Our Australian Heart’ anthology picture book.