My interest in art began as a child and growing up I spent much of my time drawing and painting. Following this leading I went on to study Fine Art at both the Gordon Institute of TAFE in Geelong and at the University of Ballarat (Federation Uni) in the mid 1990’s. Following on from this, in 2016 I completed a post graduate degree in Visual Communication Design at Deakin University. In addition to my art and design training, I also hold a Bachelor Degree in Business Management.
Over the years I have had numerous group and solo exhibitions and have been commissioned by various clients to produce original artwork ranging from portraits to wildlife. I also run community art classes for children during school terms at the Eastern Hub, in East Geelong and I actively exhibit my work throughout the Geelong region.
In 2017 I began a picture book illustration mentorship with author/illustrator Sue deGennaro in Melbourne as I have a very keen interest in illustrating picture books and educational materials for children. I am now illustrating two picture books, one with Little Pink Dog Books and one with Little Steps Publishing (both due for publication in 2019).
In addition to illustrating for children, I am inspired by our native Australian wildlife and in particular the birds of the Geelong region which regularly feature throughout my work.
I use a range of media and techniques to create my artwork, including coloured pencil, graphite, watercolour, ink and gouache and my style can be described as detailed, classic and realistic.
I have a range of greeting cards and fine art prints of original works available via my online shop tab or I can be contacted directly to arrange an order.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to discuss a private commission.
Awarded first place – CYA Conference 2018 – Graphic Novels, Illustrated Picture Books and Illustrated Middle Grade Novels & Illustrations aspiring category
Read my interview on Kids Book Review – click here
- Illustrators Australia (click here to view my online portfolio)
- Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
- Australian Society of Authors (ASA)
- Creative Kids Tales (Click here to view my profile)
- Geelong Illustrators (link to my profile on Geelong Illustrators website)