Cheri Hughes has always known she was an artist. Ever since she was a young girl, her best means of communication was through imagery. Cheri has a knack for drawing you in with her illustrations. She captivates her audience with plenty of emotion, playfulness, and magic. She brings life to characters you will love, and she will lead you into a world you won’t want to leave.

Cheri was born in an American Naval base in Japan. She grew up in both cultures, which has been an essential ingredient to her illustrations. She has been fortunate to experience different cultures worldwide and has settled herself down in Australia, where she enjoys beach life with her beach babies.

She works with publishers such as Penguin and Big Sky Publishing and collaborates with them on many children related projects. She has illustrated seven children’s books with Big Sky Publishing, focusing on children’s wellbeing, Australian culture, and environmental awareness. Cheri is a part of the Bluey phenomenon through Penguin, creating colouring books with children’s favourite characters from the kid’s show, Bluey. Recently she has worked with the Melbourne Convention Bureau in developing animated avatars for their travel conventions. These avatars invite visitors to see the best of Melbourne and the state of Victoria.


Published October release: Rain Shaker (Australia)
by Elizabeth Mary Cummings, Big Sky Publishing

Published August Release: Chasing Rainbows (Australia)
by Katrina McKelvey, Big Sky Publishing

Published: No Baths Week (Australia)
by Katrina McKelvey, Big Sky Publishing

Published: The Forever Kid (Australia)
by Elizabeth Mary Cummings, Big Sky Publishing

Published: Ella Saw the Tree (Australia)
by Robert Vescio, Big Sky Publishing

Published: Barnaby and the Lost Treasure of Bunnyville (Australia) by Robert Vescio, Big Sky Publishing

Published: No Matter Who We’re With (Australia)
by Robert Vescio, IP Kidz

Nucleus Gallery ‘Harry Potter Tribute’ Exhibition (USA)

St Kilda Festival Exhibition ‘Collective Response‘

Nucleus Gallery ‘PIN4’ Exhibition (USA)

Lurzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide – Featured (Germany – Worldwide Publication)

St Kilda Botanical Gardens Exhibition (Australia)

St Kilda Festival Exhibition ‘Diverse Visions‘ (Australia)