Illustrator / author / artist

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.

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...

Bank Street Bookstore – New York City

The day before my story time, I stopped in to meet the staff at Bank Street Bookstore. It was a good thing I did,...

DoubleDay Publishing USA

My USA editor. I arrived good and early for my meeting at Random House, so that I could sit down to fidget. It turned out...

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...

Bridge

Bridge In the evening light, I noticed a wildlife bridge suspended high above the road. Its wire span sharply divided the evening sky, while below...

Characters

Characters                             Something that interests me greatly, is the life of characters beyond the small lit stage of a picture book.

Eric Carle Museum – Massachusetts USA

Massachusetts The next morning, I was delighted to watch snow fall while eating breakfast. The locals seemed less enthusiastic. By lunch, the snow had become...

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...