Nicky Johnston is a children's book author and illustrator, a primary educator, speaker, presenter and an artist. She is passionate about promoting resilience in children and raising awareness of mental health issues. Her love of teaching sees her busy with school visits and presenting at workshops and conferences.
Aimed at helping children deal with anxiety, Nicky's first book Go Away, Mr Worrythoughts! has been adapted into a touring theatrical production, visiting primary schools throughout Victoria. The production incursion was awarded SILVER Award at the 2013 Mental Health Service Achievement Awards.
Since beginning of 2014 Nicky has been involved in the 52-Week Illustration Challenge, creating illustrations for every theme each week! In 2015 Nicky took the reigns from founder Tania McCartney becoming the creative director of the Challenge, continuing to lead and support the creative community into now, its third year.
While Nicky is currently illustrating two children's books due to be published in 2017, she also offers custom illustrations for vision boards, children and pets. Her love of all things creative will always see her being involved in a variety of arty projects.