Debbie Tipuna

Debbie tipuna - illustrator

Hi, my name is Debbie and I am the painty chook.  I am happiest when I am up to my wings in paint brushes, gouache, (that’s a super kind of paint) and yummy watercolour paper.  My studio and the Purple Chicken Headquarters, is placed in a secret location, (across the road from where the purple chickens roam) and is where I hatch my crafty ideas for picture books. 

When I grow up I want to be world famous and make such fantastic illustrations that all the children in the world love them and their Mums and Dads buy all our books because they are so amazing and full of magic. I hope they make you happy!

  • 2017    Artist Residency. Tautoko Maori - Arte Italia Foundation 
  • 2015    Selected for Rotorua Art Award        
  • 2015    Selected for Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award