Gabriella Klepatski was born and educated in Poland, but has lived for nearly 30 years in New Zealand. Gabriella is a qualified architect, but her real passion is illustrating.
Gabriella has worked for most New Zealand publishing houses, illustrating books for authors such as Dorothy Butler
, Margaret Mahy
, Diana Noonan
and recently Melinda Szymanik
. Her biggest fascination lies with people of all kinds, all ages, in all sorts of situations and moods.
- Where's Isabella? text by Dorothy Butler (Reed 1992).
- Birthday Rain text by Dorothy Butler (Random House 1993).
- Breakdown Day text by Dorothy Butler (Ashton Scholastic 1994).
- My Monkey Martha text by Dorothy Butler (Reed 1995).
- Smile Please, Martha text by Dorothy Butler (Reed 1995).
- Jive's Pippi Diggers – A Tale of Sand, Shellfish and Toes text by Phillipa King (Penguin 2003).
- Zerealda's Horses text by Margaret Mahy [Kiwibites] (Penguin 2005).
- The House That Went To Sea text by Melinda Szymanik (Duck Creek Press 2011).
- Made With Love text by Melinda Szymanik (Duck Creek Press 2012).
- White Ravens List 1994 for Where's Isabella?
- AIM Children’s Book Awards: Picture Book Shortlist 1994 for Birthday Rain.