KMAY Illustration

A journey of exploration

Growing up in north Queensland, Australia, I was influenced by both of my grandmas’ artistic talents and love of nature, which was further fostered by crazy bushwalking adventures with Dad and Mum’s love of flowers and birds.

Moving away from home for university, I have settled in Brisbane and am making my way through life as a graphic designer, continuing to draw as a hobby.

I like to create quirky and colourful illustrations that inspire imaginations and giggles. I also enjoy drawing pastel portraits an have started dabbling into the deep world of digital illustration and character creation.

All works on this site are copyright to Katherine May.



These quirky and colourful Hoodkids illustrations by Katherine May are fun and inspire the imagination. Created from real experiences, dreams and fun thoughts, they intrigue both children and adults alike.


Australian Christmas

Illustrated by Katherine May for her family and friends, these cards use Australia’s gorgeous animals to bring to life a unique kind of Christmas…


Other Illustrations

Illustrations ranging from pastel portraits, watercolour and ink owls and wood-burnt cockatoos…