About the Artists:
Welly’s Wonders creates beautiful and original illustrated children's books, stationery and artwork. It was founded in 2013 by husband and wife team, Adam Murphy and Demelza Haines who wanted to create gorgeous, timeless and original designs for babies and children.
"At the heart of everything that Welly's Wonders produces are the values of love, kindness, friendship and adventure. We believe all children should be instilled with a sense of adventure, imagination and a love of books and reading." - Demelza Haines
All products feature the original work of Adam Murphy. Adam started work as an animator for Disney at just 15 years of age, one of the youngest animators to ever work for the studio. He has spent the past 25 years working as a Lead Artist and Animator for Disney, Lucasfilm and other major film and animation studios. Adam has worked on some of the world's biggest film franchises such as The Lion King, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, The Lady and The Tramp, Bambi and Lilo & Stitch. He has just completed work on the latest instalment of the Lego Movie franchise - The Lego Batman Movie. Adam is now working on the new Peter Rabbit movie, made in Sydney!
Demelza has a theatre background, training in Theatre Studies at Deakin University and Stage Management at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She has worked on over 25 productions in the UK and Australia. The Welly’s Wonders’ characters are based on her father’s tales of his childhood in South Wales. For example, Burton The Brave and Jenkins The Hare are based on her father’s memories and stories of close family friend, Richard Burton (Jenkins being Richard’s actual surname).
Demelza is a member of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA).
About the Artwork & Products:
Welly's Wonders artwork and products have featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph, The Age, New Idea, Australian Home Ideas, Practical Parenting, Mother & Baby and My Child Magazine. Their first illustrated children's book, 'Jenkins The Hare', was released in October 2014 and was so popular it had to be reprinted within 10 months! Their new book, 'Morgan the Mischievous', was released in November 2015.
"Did you know that ALL Welly's Wonders print products are made in Australia? In fact, they're made within 10km of where we live! We're super passionate about making as much as we can locally - so even our books are made down the road!" - Demelza
"Thanks for supporting a creative Australian business!" - Adam