Illustrator / author / artist

The singing teacher’s cat

  Revisiting my diaries from my time in Canberra. I came across drawings of the cat that belonged to my daughter's singing teacher. I had a good...

An understory

An understory   Under the slanting light of an early Brisbane morning, a small girl stood on a wicker chair. Her face was pressed...

Dreamt of Birds

  Further to the theme of birds, this painting is part of a work in progress titled ‘Dreamt of Birds’.     I have a small pile of...

Bologna Book Fair – Italy

My trip to Bologna and most importantly the Bologna Book Fair. A Bologna local assured me that, “It will happen when Galvani turns the page”. She...

Visiting my agent Ronnie Herman – New York City

We approached New York, guided by a GPS and car horns. This was to be the last leg of my tour but was already...

Picture Books : The brilliant little ships of the imagination.

Rosetta Books sits in the beautiful hinterland town of Maleny. It is one of those bookshops with an enveloping mood of quiet happiness. I can’t read in public...

Children’s Writer’s Guild

Children's Writer's Guild The Children's Writer's Guild was brought to my attention by a friend. One thing led to another and now I am extremely...

A book to dim the light of this world, just enough...

I came across a quote by Charles Jonson, ‘Without emotion, art is lifeless, without intellect it is shapeless’. Emotion is the great driver in creative...

Half Remembered Story

When you go out for the evening groceries, but walk a hundred leagues through some half remembered story to get back home.

A Book Hedge

A book hedge, that is what is required.