Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Two Book Launches 'Annie's Snails'

The two book launches for Annie's Snails are fast approaching.

First launch at the Bridgetown Library on Thursday, April 3rd 5:30 - 7pm. RSVP to the Bridgetown Library at or 9761 2503.

Second launch at the Fremantle Literature Centre on Monday, April 7th 5:30 - 7pm. RSVP or 9430 6869.

Both events are going to be a laugh so good to see you there :)

Sunday, 23 March 2014

New Book Projects

Final artwork sent off today to Walker Books for the poignant story, 'Roses are Blue' by Sally Murphy.

This beautifully book will be out in the next few months....keep updated here and/or at Walker Books Aus .

Meanwhile I'll be illustrating two exciting new books, one with Walker (swashbuckling tale!) and a second with Five Mile Press (sweet, nostalgic story)... Keep an eye out for these new titles!

Friday, 21 March 2014

'The Children's Garden' - Final Drawing

The bunch of random scribbles I made in 'The Children's Garden' (see previous post) takes a dramatic turn at the final drawing stage. The artistic scribbles are refined to give clearer interpretation of the picture.

At this point in time I add the little 'stories' within the picture....Characters within the drawing that are moving through their everyday activities.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

First Sketch 'The Children's Garden'

A recent commissioned painting for an Albany family. This was the first rough sketch....a gentle garden scene with three young children playing. Of course that's what I see in my mind's eye....maybe here it looks like a bunch of random scribbles!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The Muso

This poor quality photo was taken at the Nannup Music Fest before I slapped some paint on the paper.

I always find it tempting to leave it B&W at this stage, something raw about the look I love....!

Monday, 3 March 2014

When a 'Doodle' Becomes a Picture

Had an enjoyable weekend at the Nannup Music Festival. Although  confined to my stall for all three days I was able to escape in the evenings to listen to the talent brought to Nannup!

As the festival began I prepared for my painting demonstration. I couldn't think of a good idea so solved the problem by just doodling with the hope something would emerge...

This photo taken by a customer shows the great moment when a 'doodle' becoming a picture!