Yvonne Mes

Yvonne is a children’s author and illustrator from Brisbane. Her hands are always covered in ink or paint, but she does try to keep her keyboard clean when she writes!

Her first picture book, Meet Sidney Nolan, (illustrated by Sandra Eterovic) was published in 2015 with Penguin Random House Australia and her picture book Oliver's Grumbles (illustrated by Giuseppe Poli) was re-released with Yellow Brick Books in 2017.

Several of her short stories are published in The School Magazine and her story A Starry Christmas was animated and displayed on Brisbane City Hall for two weeks over Christmas in 2017.

With a background in visual arts, Yvonne is passionate about illustrating children’s books. She likes to create textures and prints using inks, wax and paint and then uses these to make digital collages.

Yvonne is most in her element when writing, illustrating and making up and acting out stories with children during school visits and other workshops.

Yvonne coordinates Brisbane’s children's writers and illustrators group, Write Links.

As an Early Childhood Professional, Yvonne has over 20 years’ experience working with children of all ages, abilities and cultures. She has a Bachelor of Children's Services, Certificates in Professional Children's Writing and Visual Arts.

Publications:

  • Meet Sidney Nolan - Penguin Random House - 2015
  • Oliver's Grumbles - Yellow Brick Books - 2017
  • Her next picture book is due out with Hachette in 2020



Notes from the agent:

It is such a privilege to represent Yvonne. I'm in awe of her creativity. Yvonne creates the most amazingly cute illustrations.