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Australian Artist and Author living on the beautiful NSW South Coast in the Shoalhaven.
I write, sew, snap (pictures), draw and paint! I am also on Twitter and Google+. I am a self taught artist and have never been to art school. I love images that take me to another place and am inspired by Graeme Base, William Morris, Maurice Sendak, and Tim Burton, just to name a few.

I am also interested in illumination art such as Celtic and medieval texts. I am the creator of "Oscar and the Roses" available in English and "The Owl and the Pussycat" by Edward Lear, at my Blurb.com store. I have also written and illustrated the Druid's Oracle Card Deck and "As the Crow Flies Oracle" card deck (and books that accompany these card decks).

I am a Typography/alphabet enthusiast specialising in illustrations inspired by Illuminated texts and monograms. I do have a selection of my letters available on Etsy.com as Embroidery templates and finished (unframed) works.

My works have appeared in international collections. I am also a quilter, shutter bug too. I do have an Etsy.com store and self published on Lulu.com and Blurb. Some of my art can be bought on textiles / sewing fabric on www.Spoonflower.com.

I am currently a finalist in the 2017 Bald Archy Prize (Australia) and my book cover illustration of the UNESCO sponsored Fight Illiteracy campaign of “A Bend in the River” is featured as one of 100 artists as part of the Beshart and DoeDoMee project.

Education

No formal art training - but was included in the 1986 HSC "Art Express" shown at the Sydney Centrepoint Tower.
I do have a CV on Request as it is too comprehensive to show here.

Exhibitions

Entrant - The Secret Postcard art show - The Old Lock Up Gallery UK (September 2017)
Entrant - The Linden Postcard Art Prize - (Mer-Rabbit) 2017
Finalist - The Bald Acrhy Prize 2017 - "Tim Bailey Channel Ten" (Coolac Festival)
The Sketchbook Project 2016 – Hark Angels!
Finalist – A Celebration of Birds Gallery Mac 650
Selected finalist for the Knox Art Prize Victoria Australia 2014
Finalist top 50 touring exhibition in The Bald Archy Prize 2014 – Matt Preston Masterchef Judge
Entrant – 2013 International Rotary Cartoon Awards
Featured In Purple Skin Magazine issue 2
Linden Postcard Show Art Prize 2013
Finalist in the Gainsborough Greens Art Prize 2012
Finalist in the Blacktown City Arts Prize 2012
Winner of the TV WEEK Magazine (Australia) Drawing Callout Competition – Sept 2012

Influences

Medieval and illumination manuscript art and texts, William Morris, Maurice Sendak, Matt Groening, Graeme Base.

20cm (W) x 27cm (H)
Hand coloured mono print giclee ink on paper
$300
35cm (W) x 35cm (H)
Limited edition print book - paper - hardcover.
$135
35cm (W) x 35cm (H)
Limited edition print book - paper -hardcover.
$135
15cm (W) x 15cm (H)
ink and gel ink on card/paper
$120
64cm (W) x 64cm (H)
Embroidery thread on fabric/textile.
$220
64cm (W) x 64cm (H)
Embroidery thread on fabric/textile.
$200
50cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Embroidery thread on fabric/textile.
$135
15cm (W) x 21cm (H)
ballpoint pen on 200 gsm card
$150
15cm (W) x 21cm (H)
Ink on 120 gsm card
$150