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About Muza

Muza Ulasowski established her art studio, Muza Designs, in 2007, set in the leafy western suburb of Brookfield in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The studio is surrounded by a vast array of wildlife who tend to regularly make an appearance in her illustrations, and also her beloved pets, Bella the Bulldog and Basil the Cat. 

In 2010, she was invited to illustrate her first children's picture book and enjoyed it so much, she has been collaborating ever since with Australian and international authors and publishers. To date she has illustrated over 10 published children's picture books and is currently illustrating several more.

Whilst primarily concentrating on creating digital images for children's picture books, Muza also specializes in graphic design, designing book covers and book layouts to print ready stage.

She also enjoys creating pencil and charcoal illustrations, acrylic painting, photographing wildlife and creating colourful merchandise from her artwork on her trusty sewing machine.

 

Qualifications:
  • Diploma of Arts - Visual Communication

  • Certificate IV in Graphic design

  • Diploma of Graphic Design

ART AWARDS:
2022 -
  • Acrylic painting  'Blue & Gold Macaw' won the Best Animal Feature Award at the Brookfield Show Art Competition on 12 May 2022.
     
ART EXHIBITIONS:

2022 -

  • Acrylic Painting 'G'Day' of a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo reached the finals at the RNA Art Show and is being exhibited from 6th - 15th August, 2022.

  • Acrylic Portrait Painting of Dr. Joanna Tait - exhibited online in the 'Little Big" art exhibition at Aspire Gallery, Paddington - July 2022. 

  • 2 acrylic paintings 30 x 30 cm - 'Blue & Gold Macaw' and 'Happy Kookie', exhibited at the Brookfield Show Art Competition held from 13 May 2022 to 15 May 2022. 

2021 -
  • Acrylic painting of a kookaburra was part of the "Art Upstairs" art exhibition representing artists of the Redlands Coast at Grand View Hotel, Cleveland.
  • 3 acrylic paintings of Macaws were accepted to be part of the "Foot Square" art exhibition at Aspire Gallery, Paddington. 
BOOK AWARDS:
2022 -
  • Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2022 - Honourable Mention in the Best Illustrations category for Quoll's Great Idea.
  • Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2022 - Honourable Mention in the  Best Interior Design for Quoll's Great Idea.

2021 - 

  • Royal Dragonfly Awards 2021 - First Place in the Best Illustrations category for Quoll's Great Idea.

  • Royal Dragonfly Book Awards 2021 - Honourable Mention in the Children's Picture Book 5 Years & Under category for Quoll's Great Idea.


2018 -

  • Illustrators Australia Awards 2018 - Highly Commended Award in the Children's Books category 


2017 -

  • International Book Awards - Finalist for The Sea Cat Dreams in the Children's Picture Book Softcover Fiction category.

  • Readers' Favourite - 5-Star Award for The Sea Cat Dreams.

  • Purple Dragonfly Book Awards - Honourable Mention in the Best Illustrations category for Getting Home.

  • Purple Dragonfly Book Awards - Honourable Mention in the Children's Picture Book 5 Years & Under category for Getting Home.

  • Readers' Favourite - 5-Star Award for Getting Home.

  • Literature for Environment - Life Award for Getting Home.
     

2016 -

  • International Book Awards Winner - First Place  for Forest Wonder in the Children's Picture Book Softcover Fiction category.

  • Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Winner - 2nd Place for Forest Wonder in the Children's Picture Book 5 Years & Under category.

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