Acrylic on canvas study of an emperor gum moth Opodipthera eucalypti, one of the saturniidae family.
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 […]
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 […]
Recently my friend Yohann got in touch to commission a birthday present for his husband, Braden. We met through Rabble Books & Games where Yohann’s picture book, Hugo: The Boy with the Curious Mark is stocked. A delight to draw this beautiful family!
I found this bright cyan blue jacket in the op-shop. Its a Chinese style cheongsam, or long shirt made of rayon from a Shanghai label called Peony Brand. The cheongsam / qipao and associated garments were adapted from traditional Chinese dress and popularised in the 1920’s although mine is not that old. I don’t wear […]
I love the latest piece I’ve ordered from a favourite company, OFFON Clothing, a label based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Simona and her team specialise in linen clothing with a simple and unpretentious feel, manufactured ethically and transparently. It is an unlined citrus yellow jacket loosely based on a haori, a traditional hip-length Japanese garment worn […]
I went to the Australia Day / Invasion Day protests in Perth city on Sunday 26th with Cassie. We made a note of our favourite signs (#TooStrongForYouKaren was a crowd pleaser). I made one referencing traditional tattoo flash with a treacherous handshake and replaced the ‘Trust No One’ text with ‘Sovereignty Was Never Ceded.’
The first in what was to be a series of canvases, Kenny is a portrait of a real-life white tiger who died in 2008. Kenny had health problems due to inbreeding, and a pretty singular face. Painted from a photograph, 2014.