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Books and illustration

I have written and illustrated a number of books and have also worked as a commissioned illustrator.  Email me here with ideas for any illustration projects you'd like to discuss.

Pop over to my Seeing Clearly video page for a series of 'pause and reflect' videos,
bringing the book to life!


Seeing Clearly - Finding the Courage to Choose a Better Path

This is a self-help book woven together with an honest, unflinching, artist's autobiography.

See below for a pdf of the book introduction and opening chapter, as well as a detailed review by Philippa Hadlow.

Delivery options are available at the check-out - if you don't see your country please email to discuss courier costs and how to pay.


approx. 22cm high x 15cm wide

Filled with over 250 images covering three decades of creative development.

ISBN: 978-0-473-65644-7

For more details and to buy this book simply click on the book cover.

For more information email me here

pdf of Philippa Hadlow's book review in full.

sample pages: pdf of introduction and first chapter.

pdf of Seeing Clearly reviews from readers

Utopia found - storybook and exhibition catalogue (2021)

This is a limited print run!

40-page (stapled) A5 full colour book on 130gsm art paper.


Utopia found storybook/catalogue: half of which shows the exhibition paintings, explaining my inspiration behind the works, the other half tells my story (in cartoon form) of "learning to take responsibility for my own wellbeing".

For more details and to buy this book simply click on the book cover

For more information email me here

Utopia found sample page by Charlotte Giblin
Utopia found sample page by Charlotte Giblin
Charlotte Giblin illustration work for Biograview magazine

BiograView magazine - exclusive illustration work (2021 - 22)

Each month I produce an original illustration/cartoon page with the character 'Ad Rem' - in alignment with a subject featured in one of the magazine's articles.

The example here is from the June 2021 issue, and was my response to the theme of creativity/spirituality.


Click here (or on the logo) to go to the BiograView website to read more about this exceptional NZ-produced positive cultural magazine.


Available in print and digital forms, on subscription or in NZ bookstores.

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Wandering Under Big Skies

The Coromandel Peninsula through the eyes of an artist

by Charlotte Giblin

Join me as I travel around the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand, capturing the scenery with “fresh eyes” in my cheerful and whimsical illustrative painting style.


Featuring 90 original artworks accompanied by my musings and explanations, this delightful book celebrates both a beautiful corner of the world and the process of a painter’s artistic unfolding.


For more details and to buy this book simply click on the book cover.

Click here for some sample pages

Lulu Moo and the Mystery of the Big Belly

Written and illustrated by established artists Charlotte Giblin and Wendy Walls, this is an energetic story about two friends on a New Zealand farm: Tim and his favourite cow, Lulu Moo.

The illustrations are unique and bold, full of character and humour which will appeal to a wide demographic and age range. The unique collage-style cartoons recall traditional hand-drawn and painted illustrations while capturing a modern energy and wit.

For more details and to buy this book simply click on the book cover.

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Where is Autism?

by Rowena Monds edited by Carolyn Jane Revell ; illustrated by Charlotte Eleanor Giblin.

Hard cover, gloss lamination on 128gsm glossy art paper, 32 pages ISBN 978-0-473-25703-3

To buy simply click on book cover.
For more information click here

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