The life and style of Wellington illustrator Amy McLennan:

This pair of pretties is from Amy's Lioness range of pillowcases

Can I please have your rug Amy? K thx. (Also, she has a FIREPLACE in her bedroom, guys!)

We love Amy's giant Roar poster, available here

Amy's does brand commissions  - like these botanic illos for George & Edi candles

Amy's central-city studio

Some of Amy's Lioness range of cards

Working on a commission...

Lion and Lioness pillowcase pairs ready to be sent off

Stopping in at Iko Iko, where a number of her prints are for sale.

Illustrator Amy McLennan lives in Newtown, Wellington with her musician partner Sean (who's about to release his 2nd album). In between creating prints and products for her own brand, Lioness, Amy works on commissions for private clients, as well as products and brands. 

Amy's actually a trained makeup artist (website here), with a career that's been centred in TV, film (Peter Jackson's King Kong amongst others) and theatre (she does a lot of work with the Royal NZ Ballet and NZ Opera) for over 10 years. As much as she loves this side of her life, she started Lioness in 2012 to pursue her passion for illustrating and print making. She's lucky enough to have a studio in the inner city - a shared council-run artist space with awesome views across Wellington. 

Dunno about you, but I'd love to go visit Sean and Amy for an afternoon, get fed homemade pie and garden salad, and talk creating and ideas and making shit happen. 

All photography by our friend Meg Wyper
of Meg and Lou (check more of her work and lifestyle blog out here)


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