About me

Illustrator in Wahiawa, Hawaii. Local-grown haole. Children’s librarian. Painter of things – mostly produce and angry little girls.

After graduating from Molokai High in 1997, I got my BFA at Ringling College of Art and began illustrating children’s books while working on my Master’s degree at UH Manoa. I finally started oil painting in 2017, once my children were old enough not to poison themselves by eating radioactive paint. My paintings tend to be small, and I try to finish them in one sitting, because I paint mostly on Mondays while the library is closed. My favorite subjects are leafy branches, nuts/fruits, portraits, and chickens. Landscapes are my natural enemy. I work mostly on aluminum panels and paper.

email me at: hbraffet@gmail.com

 

Publications

Saving the Fairies

Keala and the Hawaiian Bird (fall 2017, Mutual Publishing)

All Pau with Diapers

Keala Up a Tree

Maka the Magic Music Maker

Little Mouse’s Hawaiian Christmas Present

Maile and the Huli Hula Chicken

If You Were a Dinosaur in Hawaii

No Slippers!

 

Education

MLIS, University of Hawaii at Manoa

BFA, Ringling College of Art and Design

Molokai High & Intermediate School

 

 

Special skills

barnyard songs/melodious quacking

morbid bibliomancy