Friday, 30 May 2014

my web site

Well its been a long time coming. In fact I have been paying for the domain name for a good five years and although I have some computer skills the thought of code and scripts sent me spinning. So a few weeks ago I decided to just get started and of course things have progressed a lot in the last five years and it was a lot easier than I though. So here it is. A website of some of the things I have done and some of the things I do. It is quite a nice feeling to see it all together rather than scattered across my hard drive.  There may be a rogue apostrophe or two but you get the the idea. Let me know if you find any....

Wednesday, 28 May 2014


I went away last weekend just me and my friend. She worked on her thesis and I painted and painted. We climbed over hills topped with boulders, saw a wombat, a scorpion and kangaroos. It was wonderful. Here is a sun bird I painted up there in Ned Kelly country. It is from Northern Australia I think so is not drawn from life.

Paul Williams

Negative, space, Australian bush land, dark and stormy landscapes, I love this series of work by Paul Williams. It looks like a Nick Cave song hung on a wall. Maybe I may just go to Mr Kitly and get one to hang on my wall.

Monday, 26 May 2014

abstract negative space autumn leaves

turn this...

into this...

 with these abstract negative space autumn leaf instructions...

Friday, 23 May 2014

small beginings

This week I got a big project underway here is one of the first test movies.... only 40 more to go!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Osamu Yokonami

These photographs by Osamu Yakonami are so dreamy and I just love the open ended narrative they create. I recommend looking thorough his body of  work for other wonderful  series like this one entitled 100 children. 

You can also buy his work here

Monday, 19 May 2014

Friday, 16 May 2014

webs we weave

I have spent this week learning how to make a portfolio website and it wasn't nearly as hard as I had imagined. It has been fun looking back over all the different things I have done and bringing them together. I will have it up and running properly in the next few days so stay tuned!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Etsuko Fukaya

Look at these incredibly detailed etchings by artist Etsuko Fukaya. You can read an interview of her discussing her work here.

Monday, 12 May 2014

pine cone creatures

turn this...

into this... 

with these pine cone creature instructions...

Friday, 9 May 2014


I try and post updated projects on a Monday. Some one else who is making something great on a Wednesday and as I endeavour to crank out a big project I am going to post snippets of it on Fridays. Here is a superb fairy wren to get things started.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

melinda josie

I am in the middle of getting a large water colour project off the ground and this work by Toronto based illustrator and artist Melinda Josie has set the bar high. She also has a blog where you can see a bit more about her process and what she has been up to.
I had better go get busy I think I have some practising to do.

Monday, 5 May 2014

matchbox guitar

turn this...

into this...

with these matchbox guitar making instructions...