Illustrator / author / artist

Lantern Garden

When we lived in Eumundi, I spent a great deal of time drawing the local scenery.                                         The reason this picture is poignant is that it...
Guava Woman

Guava woman

Sometimes a painting comes spontaneously. In this case , a scent from the past, a memory of sensation. Here I recollect guavas as a child -...
Looking Back Cat

Cats I’ve seen.

                Portrait of Phil as an Anxious Cat.                             Portrait of a cat.  
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St Imbecile in her earthly garment.

This image draws from a dream that I had when I was fourteen. The girl looks a lot like my daughter, Jen, at that age. It...

A Family portrait.

Sometimes an idea arises and sticks in my mind, because it sits within its own ridiculous logic and laughs at me from there, until...

Swimmer with a towel.

It is about immersion. Painting is characterised by a sense of bewilderment, immersion, of an undirected exploration. A force of nature. For me the act of...
Swing

The Swing.

This was painted out the shear admiration of a beautiful face (my daughter). There is a quality of stillness in an ever moving world. Capturing a...
Portrait of Jen

Portrait of Jen

  This was a complicated painting. There was no initial plan or agenda. It was rather a coming together of different personalities. A combined presence of the...

Sand Hills at Blue Hole

This is a story of a monster in the deep hole under my bed. She must be ancient by now, if she is still there, pressed into...

Newtown (Licorice Tea)

After hearing a harrowing life tale, I spent the entire night awake in a Newtown hotel. It was an experience that I can only...