Margaret Tolland is a full-time artist and illustrator residing in Titahi Bay, Porirua. Margaret is inspired by and creates beautifully detailed and rich illustrations that feature many of the uniquely endemic species of Aotearoa.
Margaret has been a part of the children’s picture book world for at least 5 years and has gained some great momentum with a series of publications including Fantail’s Quilt, Watch Out Snail, Go Green Gecko and others. Her illustrations led to her being a finalist in the 2012 LIANZA Children's Book Awards and the 2014 New Zealand Post Picture Book Awards. Having recently stepped into full time freelance illustration work, Margaret has included some illustrations for Forest and Bird’s very own ’Wild Things’ publication. Margaret has a strong and long connection to arts education having worked as a secondary visual arts teacher and educator in an art gallery setting.
This pack of cards is perfect for Christmas, Birthdays, or any occasion. They come in a pack of four and include the following native New Zealand species:
The Kōkako, Kahukura (Red Admiral), Pūriri Moth, and Archey's Frog.