About Me

Miriam Shilling is an artist/illustrator and aspiring children’s book author.

cropped-tree-girl3.jpgShe grew up in the leafy southern suburbs of Sydney, with a carefree and happy childhood. Art was always a favourite subject at school and this lead to studying Fine Arts at UNSW’s College of Fine Arts campus. However, Miriam kept having the recurring thought that there were children starving in Africa and she was creating sculptures about her contented childhood. She decided she needed to help the world in some small way.

After leaving university and studying a variety of courses from graphic design to dressmaking, she finally went back to university and became a secondary school art teacher.

This has seen her move to various amazing places around Australia to teach and raise a family, all the while creating art, opening an artist run gallery and selling lots of paintings. She likes to think she is helping the world through teaching, creating thoughtful artworks and being nice to everyone (not an easy feat when teaching high school students).

Miriam currently juggles the various roles of teacher, mother and artist and has enthusiastically taken on the new role of children’s book author and illustrator.

For enquiries about art or illustration, please email Miriam by filling in the following contact form:



7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I think your drawings are beautiful (love the colors). I admire your compassion and kindness. The girl in the white dress is lovely and any child (or woman) would be lucky to have her as a friend. I am glad you enjoyed my “walk across the moon” post.

  2. Gosh, we’re similar in many ways – I too am an artist, (substitute) teacher, I give private art lessons, I’m working on getting published as well…very nice to meet you. Oh, we also have some land and some water in between our geographical locations. I’m from NY 🙂
    AnnMarie 🙂

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