The Fix-It Man – My Illustration Process

February 27, 2017 | Announcement, Illustration Author:



The moment I read Dimity’s manuscript I was connected. The visuals of the characters, scenes and sub-stories came with such ease that my initial concept roughs were almost completed before the contracts had actually been signed!…

The Fix-It Man – Book Launch Details

February 19, 2017 | Announcement Author:



The Fix-It Man is finally here!

The Fix-It Man is beautiful hard cover book written by Dimity Powell and illustrated by me (Nicky Johnston).

This picture book takes a poignant look at the way a young girl …

Brave Danny – New Children’s Book

November 26, 2016 | Announcement Author:



Brave Danny

For teachers, parents and service professionals

Australian children’s author Robin Adolphs, illustrator Nicky Johnston and the National Rural Women’s Coalition are proud to release a new children’s book called Brave Danny.

This book brings the subject of

Brave Danny – Book Launch

November 25, 2016 | Launch Author:



Last night was the launch of ‘Brave Danny’ written by Robin Adolphs and illustrated by me! The team from National Rural Women’s Coalition organised a wonderful event in Melbourne to celebrate the official release of this children’s book.


2016 Art Auction: 52-Week Illustration Challenge

November 22, 2016 | 52 Week Illustration Challenge Author:

I am thrilled to share some delightful artwork created by the members of 52-Week Illustration Challenge.


Artworks are listed in photo albums under each artist’s name – you can see the entire range HERE

Original and prints are available and …

Announcing more exciting news

November 03, 2016 | Announcement Author:


I have TWO things to be really excited about right now….…

52 Week Illustration Challenge 2016

October 28, 2016 | 52 Week Illustration Challenge, Illustration Author:

Due to my rather busy book illustrating schedule, I haven’t been able to keep up with doing all of the weekly themes for 52-Week Illustration Challenge….

Here are some of the pieces I have managed this year!…

Nicky Johnston

Nicky is a children's book author and illustrator. She is the creative director of 52-week Illustration Challenge, inspiring others to connect with their creative souls.

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