Trudi D Finniss
D Finniss is an Illustrator / Surface Designer, living in Cape Town, South
Africa. She lives with her husband, two children and very senior cat who loves
to chase the sunshine and snooze all day.
love for art and design started in high school when she took Textile Design as
an after school subject in a beautiful and spacious old building. Her teacher
from that time had a lot of faith in her creative abilities and planted a seed
that’s been growing ever since.
school Trudi studied Graphic Design and then went on to work in the Textile and
Fashion Industry for many years. She decided to move into illustration after
having her daughter. She felt a strong need to spend more time working
traditionally with paint and brush and has never looked back.
loves to start her day with an early walk through the park. She
feels incredibly fortunate to live in such a beautiful leafy suburb of Cape Town
and loves to start her morning having a cup of coffee while looking out of the
spends her mornings in her little studio, either doing research or sketching and
painting with music playing in the background and some essential oils burning.
She likes to draw inspiration from nature, organic forms, textures, different
time periods and also people and things that are unique and unusual.