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Mullewa Show Art Sale

Sprig of Gum, oil on canvas 20.5 x 25 cm SOLD A Pear from David, oil on canvas 25 x 25 cm SOLD Still life paintings utilising traditional methods and materials such as strong French press coffee.

Overland process notes

The cover design for Overland issue 243 explores the idea of a post-human flooded city. The glass-bottomed kayak makes a window to the submerged world through a screen of floating trash. I looked at ┬áimages of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch along with areas of the ocean with a lot of plastic pollution. Initially I […]

What Artists Wear : Book review

I love books about clothes and how and why we wear what we do. Charlie Porter’s collection of essays, What Artists Wear┬áis a satisfying marriage of art history and fashion writing. It begins with sections on Louise Bourgeois and her friendship with Helmut Lang, Georgia O’Keefe (whose three-piece suit appears on the cover), and the […]

The Monster of Her Age

This month a young adult novel by Australian author Danielle Binks came out, with an image on the cover that I made. Danielle and her editor at Hachette worked with me throughout the process, and the brief had lots of detail about the main characters Ellie and Riya. We had to narrow down an image […]

Margaret River Readers And Writers Festival 2021

I attended this year’s MRRW Festival as a guest of my good friend Cass Lynch, who was interviewing and on a panel as part of the festival’s program. The whole weekend was a literary delight, circulating Wooditchup with authors, publishers and other booksellers as well as readers like me. I sketched Cass and Karen Wyld […]