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Thinking of being an Illustrator?

October 13, 2011

Then you should read this first:


2011 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Awards

September 6, 2011

So I have work in the 2011 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Awards, at “Centrehouse” Art Centre in Lane Cove, Sydney. The Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award is a national bi-annual exhibition and art prize of “young and upcoming artists for work in painting, printmaking and drawing. It is on until friday, 16th September 2011. Should be fun.

Group show: “RATHER BE NAKED” 2011

August 15, 2011

I’ve a painting in the annual group show called “RATHER BE NAKED”!

The exhibition is on at Tortuga Studios at 31 Princess Highway, St Peters, Sydney for the ….. next week. I think.

Anyway, the opening night on friday was good fun and I bumped into quite a few people I hadn’t seen in awhile. fun.

Here’s my painting. It’s about 40x60cms

Sydney’s Child Magazine

August 9, 2011

Here’s another illustration i did recently for Sydney’s Child magazine (published nationally as Melbourne’s Child, Adelaide’s Child, Brisbane’s Child etc).
The article was about a mother who found her young girl had done a bit hairdressing on herself one day. After initially being very upset, the mother starts to think about her own ideas about what it means to be a girl, having long hair et cetera.

3×3 Magazine’s New Talent Gallery

June 30, 2011

I’m very happy to have my work featured in in 3×3 Magazine’s New Talent Gallery!
3×3 is a fantastic publication started by Charles Hively. It’s aim is to promote illustration and the New Talent Gallery features work from emerging illustrators.

You can listen to an audio interview with Charles Hively here:

New studio space

June 30, 2011

Ahhh It’s been a while.

Well quite a few things have happened since my last post. I’ve moved into a new shared studio space. The space is on King St, in Newtown, Sydney and it’s great. It’s run by my friend from school Hugo who is planning on turning it into a rooftop cinema in the future, but until then…

Sadly I don’t have any photos of the space as I haven’t been there as much as I would have liked in the past few weeks, other things have needed attending to.


May 12, 2011

I did this piece the other day for a great magazine called Sydney’s Child. It’s a national magazine (Also published as Melbourne’s Child, Adelaide’s Child etc).
The story is about the difference between the author’s expectation of life with a newborn baby and all the plans she was making, compared to her experience once the baby was born. Now she listens to her pregnant friend talking about all these things she plans to do………

Here are some of the roughs I submitted:

Pretty straight forward process:

Luckily I had some first hand baby care experience whilst working on this brief, looking after my niece Nina who was out from Germany.

Thanks to Sean Mooney who directed this Illustration.


here’s how it looked on the page