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I am Samantha van Riet, an illustrator and author from Paarl, South Africa. For the past 20 years I have worked as freelance illustrator and more recently author. My clients include most of the South African trade and educational publishers. I draw and paint my illustrations using a variety of traditional materials. I then scan these in to manipulate and compile the artwork in photoshop and illustrator. For the past 10 years, most of the briefs and delivery of artwork have been done on the internet. I love illustration and writing courses for the freshness it ads to my style and also for the amazing community of artist and authors I meet.

Together with my freelance work, I enjoy teaching creativity workshops for children. I am the illustrator co-ordinator for SCBWI- SA. Through my imagination, fun charaters and colour I want to inspire children to look closely and see the wonder in the world around them. Recent projects:

  • Roots, shoots and muddy boots –Illustrator and author: Non-fiction vegetable gardening book for children.
  • Rympies vir Pikkies en peuters (compilation): Poems for young children- Illustrator and author.

Sam’s Art Store - Surface pattern design, products and cards.

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