About Me

Sandra Morris

Sandra Morris graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts in 1975 with a BFA, and then spent four years working as a designer for School Publications, (Dept of Education). She gained her MFA at Elam in 1990 where she completed her first picture book, One Lonely Kakapo (winner of the Russell Clark Award). In 1994 Sandra wrote and illustrated Discovering New Zealand Birds (finalist in the Russell Clark Award (LIANZA), finalist AIM Children’s Book Awards) before gaining a graduate diploma in plant and wildlife illustration from the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia, in 1996. 

Sandra worked in educational publishing as a designer for over 12 years, followed by teaching illustration and life drawing for 5 years at Massey School of Design, Albany. As well as being director of the Illustration School, she also runs Sandra Morris Illustration Agency.

For more information about Sandra Morris and her illustration agency visit www.illustration.co.nz

Sandra Books

Sandra's Publications

Discovering New Zealand Trees
(New Holland, 2015)

Welcome to New Zealand: A Nature Journal
(Candlewick Press, USA 2015)
Winner Riverby Award, USA 2016

A New Zealand Nature Journal
(Walker Books Australia, 2014)
Finalist LIANZA Book Awards for Non Fiction
Finalist NZ Children's Book Awards for Non Fiction

Discovering New Zealand Birds
(Republished by New Holland, 2012;
Reed Publishing NZ, 1993)
Finalist Russell Clark Award for illustrations. Finalist AIM Children's Book Awards for Non Fiction.

One Lonely Kakapo
Winner of the Russell Clark Award
(Republished by New Holland, 2012)

Sensational Survivors
(Walker Books Australia, 2010)
Finalist LIANZA book awards for Non Fiction. Finalist NZ Post Children's Book Awards for Non Fiction.

Godwit's Journey, (Reed Publishing, 2005)

Pohutukawa, (Reed Publishing NZ, 2000)

The Garden Year by Jonathan Spade,
(Reed Methuen, 1988)

The Bay by Ron Bacon,
(Ashton Scholastic, 1987)

The Kingfisher and The White-faced Heron (photos by Geoff Moon, Heinemann, 1985)

The Dolphin Boy
(Beverley Dunlop, Hodder & Stoughton, 1982)

1974–1987 Illustrations for School Journals, Dept of Education