Illustrator / author / artist

Julie Danielson – Connecticut USA

As committed and dedicated as writers and illustrators are … the people who help promote our work equally deserve our recognition. I recently made acquaintance...

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...

Marble Island – QLD Australia

When you ought to be wearing glasses, strange forebodings and wishful thinking lie over hard geography like a vapour. The senses do what they...

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...

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...

Eight Cousins Book Store – Cape Cod

My last post left off in Ohio, where I said a sad farewell to the folks at the Mazza Museum. As we drove along the flat...

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...

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...

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...

The Salubrious beast

(The Salubrious beast) I have just recovered our lounge to the delight of most family members and the suspicion of 'she with tail'. To those who cohabit with us,...