Enthusiastic children's picture book illustrator, award winning portraitist and event/conference sketcher, Sydney based. Greatest strength: "Empathic portraits". Her picture book mentor is an Australia celebration, Ann James. Referees include a highly respected Publisher Helen Chamberlin who has nurtured Shaun Tan and so many talented illustr... read more
Enthusiastic children's picture book illustrator, award winning portraitist and event/conference sketcher, Sydney based. Greatest strength: "Empathic portraits". Her picture book mentor is an Australia celebration, Ann James. Referees include a highly respected Publisher Helen Chamberlin who has nurtured Shaun Tan and so many talented illustrators and authors in Australia. Her first trade picture book, "Moon" written by Matt Zurbo was published in August 2015. Margaret Hamilton AM was a book launcher. Enjoy her works also in Sadami's Graffiti (showcase of watercolour sketches Monday weekly). Her work is spontaneous and beautiful. Figures appear lively and emotionally. BA at Sydney Uni. Majors are in linguistics and sociology. Discovered by Donna Rawlins and Wayne Harris, Sadami has become the artist. The linguistic training enables Sadami to analyse the text in detail and organise appropriate story boards for the target audience. Sociological methods and research skills are used to capture insights from a text and conceptualise it. Style is broad from whimsical cartoons to fine art for multifarious subjects. Outstanding speed and accuracy. Also, in only a few minutes, her quick portraits capture models in any posture with any facial expression on spot.
2015 Accessible Arts NSW Quick Response Grants Recipient – $4,650.
‘Over the Moon with Watercolour’ a solo exhibition of illustrations from the picture book ‘Moon’ and visual art workshops at Chrissie Cotter Gallery run by Marrickville Council. The project demonstrates and promotes ‘Moon’s’ aesthetic value as visual storytelling and literacy.
2017 "Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice," (*book cover) written by Prof Ingrid Piller, ISBN: 9780199937264, Oxford University Press. Wins Prose Award by the American Association of Publishers. The very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished book.
"Intercultural Communication," (book cover, 2nd ed) written by Prof Ingrid Piller, ISBN: 0748632840, 9780748632848, Edinburgh University Press. British Association of Applied Linguistis Book Prize 2012 - Runner Up
2016 "Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice,” (*book cover) written by Prof Ingrid Piller, ISBN: 9780199937264, Oxford University Press.
2015 Picture book “Moon,” ISBN: 9781922081445, Windy Hollow Books, Editor Helen Chamberlin.
2014 "Poetic Justice: Contemporary Australian Voices on Equality and Human Rights," ISBN: 978-0-9924960-0-5. Australian Human Rights Awards finalist. Editors: Andre Dao and Roselina Press.
2013 Commissioned by the Australia Council for Educational Research (ACER) to illustrate a text developed for a research project.
"Quotable Winston Churchill", Running Press (USA), ISBN 9780762449835.
2012 "30 Women Speak Out" published by Immigrant Women Speak Out NSW.
2010 Chess magazine used the International Chess Tournament sketches.
2007 Picturebook "Stuck," Rigby (Harcourt), ISBN978-0-7312-7480, Author Janeen Brian, for primary school education.
SUBSTANTIAL ONGOING ILLUSTRATION PROJECTS
2017 "My Dog Socks," written by Robyn Osbrone to be published by Ford Street Publishing.
2017 Picture book illustrations and story writing under the supervision of Ann James and Helen Chamberlin.
FINE ART AWARDS
2015 "The City of Ryde Women Art Prize" finalist (portrait).
2014 “World Watercolour Competition” selected in top 600 watercolourists (portrait).
2012 Doug Moran National Portait Prize semi finalist. Art Access Australia Awards finalist.
2011 Art Access Australia Awards finalist.
"Young Lady in between Woman & Girl" 2nd prize in watercolour at Ku-ring-gai Annual Exhibition (portrait).
Outstanding Entry at Victoria Cancer Council Art Awards (still life).
3 landscape paintings shortlisted for "Derivan Garden Sketchabout Prize," run by Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Morning Herald.
2008 “The Whisper of Autumn” 1st prize in Ryde Art Society winter Exhibition, purchased by Ms Maxine McKew (still life).
“Our Granny Smith Festival” 3rd prize in City of Ryde Award, purchased by Ryde Council (group portrait).
2015 Hornsby Art Society