Original artwork by Felice Arena

Art has always played integral part in Felice's life. As a child and teenager he constantly drew cartoons for his family and friends. In his final year at high school, Felice excelled at HSC Art, and while studying to be a teacher at university he majored in Art for children, focussing on watercolours, illustration, photography and mixed media.


During the 90s while he was working as an actor (and later published as a children's author), he created artworks that were exhibited in shopping mall galleries both in the UK and the US.  

Whilst Felice is best known as an awarding-winning writer, in 2007, he illustrated his first picture book 'Sally and Dave - A Slug Story'. This book was published in Australia (Penguin Random House), China and the US.  In 2009/10 he also illustrated the Farticus Maximus and Stick Dudes series (Scholastic Australia & Scholastic UK).


A couple of years ago, Felice set up his online store Happy By Name as a way to showcase and continue his love of creating art. 

If you are interested and curious to see more of Felice's artwork CLICK HERE. 

Felice's latest works... ( TikTok: @HappyByName )

Art by Felice


To enquire about booking Felice to speak at your school/festival, either in person or virtually (Zoom/Google Meet/ Webex), please contact:

BOOKED OUT (Victoria/NSW/WA/SA/QLD/International bookings) 




The Children's Book Agency (NSW/QLD/ International bookings.) Contact Paul and Beth McDonald  staff@thechildrensbookshop.com.au 

For all rights enquires, including TV/Film rights, interview requests, etc..., please contact Annabel Barker Agency. 

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For all other enquiries or if you'd simply like to say how much you're enjoying Felice's books (these are his favourite messages), please fill in the form below. Please note response time from Felice may vary depending on his touring/publishing schedule.