Illustrator / author / artist

Box of Birds

My show was called Box of birds I love the saying ‘that no man knows what supports him’. Most people have a story they will tell you...

Eva Breuer Art Gallery

A short and courteous email arrived recently - asking if I am still painting and where I am showing. In typing out an answer, I...

There are places you cannot go, except by bear.

Here is the story of my journey into Terra Incognita.   I found myself at my desk with a handful of old childhood photos. It is was an effort...

Dinner Conversation

Dinner Conversation So the Great Divide erupts, the surface of the table splinters and we lose sight of each other behind a wall of rock...

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...

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...

Creating a new story

(Oil study) In this instance, a girl and her sister in the garden called out for a strong and bold palette with bright light and...

Janet our music teacher.

Detail from a recent portrait of  dear friend Janet Brewer. Janet is a concert pianist, as well as a clarinetist and flautist. Incidentally, she  played clarinet...

Mazza Museum – Ohio USA

At the end of my speech came a question: “What comes first, the writing or the pictures?” Presenting at the beautiful Mazza Museum surrounded by...

Sock Chook – Around the world with a three year old.

Past memories swim in my head and one in particular has become a focus; a trip 15 years ago when we traveled from Australia across America...