Born on Kangaroo Island in South Australia, Virginia developed at an early age a keen appreciation of nature in all its forms. Her family then moved to Adelaide where she continued her schooling, later training as a fashion illustrator. Moving to the UK, Virginia worked in London for many years as a fashion illustrator for Harrods, Selfridges and various advertising agencies. She adapted her style to illustrate children’s educational books, focussing on history, where her interest in costume detail and fashion proved very useful. Eventually Virginia returned to Australia, settling in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.
She has continued to work for UK and Australian publishers, on various subject matters and story books. She has illustrated over 65 books to date. Being an avid bush-walker with a love for adventure, Virginia enjoys researching local characters and places, bringing them to life through her illustrations.