Hi there, I'm ellaquaint (not always). My real name is Lizzie Thomas and I reside South of the Equator in a little island nation called New Zealand, or Aotearoa as it is known to locals.
Painting birds and animals is my happy place. I love trying to capture something of their personality or 'wairua' / essence, within my illustrations. Some of my series are inspired by my local environment and getting out amongst it. Others are motivated by watching Sir David Attenborough's epic nature documentaries. Sometimes my animals are realistic in their rendering, occasionally they have props which allude to key concepts that I explore in my work.