Melissa Boardman is a Wellington based illustrator whose work depicts the native birdlife of Aeotearoa. Melissa draws inspiration from her immediate environment living close to a wildlife sanctuary where the native birds visit her home frequently. Her art aims to raise awareness of the lesser known birds of Aeotearoa, depicting a range of rare and more iconic native birds. Melissa is very eco-conscious and only uses eco-friendly materials. All work is designed and illustrated by herself and printed locally in Wellington.