My interest in art began as a child and I spent much of my time drawing. Following this leading (in the early 1990’s) I went on to study Visual Art at both the Gordon Institute of TAFE in Geelong and at the University of Ballarat, where I studied a major in drawing and printmaking.
Continuing to hone my skills, in 2016 I completed a Post Graduate Certificate 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 have a very keen interest in illustrating picture books and educational materials for children. I also have an enthusiasm for drawing and painting native Australian wildlife. Both of these areas are wonderfully satisfying for an artist because of their diversity, the level of creative skill they demand, and their capacity to bring joy to the viewer.
I use a range of media and techniques to create my artwork, including coloured pencil, graphite, watercolour, ink and gouache. My style can be described as detailed, classic and realistic.
Thank you for visiting my site and please contact me if you have any questions or would like to discuss a private commission.
- Illustrators Australia (click here to view my online portfolio)
- Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
- Australian Society of Authors (ASA)
- Geelong Illustrators (link to my profile on Geelong Illustrators website)