Melbourne based Noelene Kizis was always an avid artist, but concentrated on a career in shipping – about as far away from art as you can get! She discovered a botanical illustration class, loving the detail and precise techniques required but really wanting to explore a range of techniques and styles. Through her ongoing years of classes, she has found the opportunity to try it all – pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolour, acrylic, ink and still feels there are so many other styles and mediums still to discover. After the birth of their daughter, Noelene created Squid Ink Art, using Noelene’s whimsical illustrations to create and ever growing range of prints, greeting cards, growth charts, and other fun products. Noelene endeavours always to create flights of fancy, special small details for little eyes to find and enjoy and perhaps provide a window into the world of the imagination to help children take flight.