Neryl Walker is an Australian born illustrator and artist who loves to draw women. Armed with a degree in Graphic Design, she followed her passion for drawing and painting.
Inspired by a love of the past, her studio and 1950's home is filled with countless sources of nostalgic inspiration. Vintage graphics and typography, packaging, signs, flea market treasures, girlie magazines, records and books.
Her strong, playful girls can be found on Bare Escentuals, Bloom Cosmetics and a swag of international clients including Coca Cola, Angostura, Target, and McDonalds. She has been published by Penguin, Chronicle Books, Harper Collins, New York magazine, Vogue Nippon and Hardie Grant. Her work has been included in Luerzer's Archive top 200 Illustrators and she exhibits her paintings regularly.
Neryl currently lives in Melbourne with her husband, daughter and their stray cat Marvin. The family joke is that even the cat is secondhand.
Place of Birth:
South-west of WA
Currently Living in:
Train, bus, bike, or other:
What's the most important object in your studio?
2B pencil and my mac.
Paper or Plastic?
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
Someone fun, Bon Scott or Lux Interior would be a laugh.
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
Flip the poor thing.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Depends how much wood he’s got.
Favourite client so far?
Favourite imaginary client?
One with creative freedom and a decent budget.
How does your mother describe your profession?
Initially a hobby, now lucky.
How does your mother describe your profession? Coffee or tea?
What's your earliest drawing memory?
Standing at an easel painting a basket full of easter eggs at kindergarten.
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
All images contain invisible and trackable digital watermarks.
The Jacky Winter Group and SEA are members of the AOI and AOP respectively and abides by the required code of practice for artist agents.