Illustrator / author / artist

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...