Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. Below is a brief snapshot into my background as both an artist and an entrepreneur.
Specializing in pen & ink illustration, I have been refining my skills as an artist for as long as I could hold a pencil. It was amidst the Parisian bustle, where I was enamoured by the timeless fashion of the city. There, my passion for drawing quickly turned to fashion illustration. With an education in Fashion Design, I obtained the skills to initiate a sewing training program for teen girls in the KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa. The program was intended to inspire creativity, but also to impart the importance of costing, supplies etc. As I went on to complete my degree, my research primarily focused on the development sector where economies and cultures collide.
I now reside in Vancouver with my husband, where I continue to curate my brand and expand the vision for relle machine.
Incorporating both my illustrative skills and fashion savvy, relle machine is a reflection of my aesthetic style and soul. Each piece is intended to evoke an emotion, as I channel my own expressions into each illustration.
I hope you enjoy - and perhaps find your own way of connecting with each piece.