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About

Australian Artist and Author, NSW South Coast in the Shoalhaven. I specialise in illumination art such as Celtic and medieval texts. I am the creator of "Oscar and the Roses” and “The Owl and the Pussycat" by Edward Lear, at my Blurb.com store. Self published the “Druid's Oracle Card Deck and "As the Crow Flies Oracle" card deck (and books that accompany these card decks) published on Lulu.com and Blurb. I was a finalist in the 2017 Bald Archy Prize (Australia). Recently collaborated with the University of New Mexico as an illustrator as of February 2018 ( my book cover artwork being used for a 2nd edition of "The Writer's Portable Mentor: A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life by Priscilla Long" release date in September 2018). Recently commissioned for the Logo for the Gal Tir Dance academy.I am currently involved with the archival data collection/management using Vernon Software with the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia. Also studying online via Trinity College Dublin an Introduction to the Book of Kells course 2018.

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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.

However I basic training with the Collection and Archival Software "Vernon" and am currently involved in data entry and collection management at the Shoalhaven City Regional Gallery, Nowra, NSW Australia.

Currently studying online via Future Learn Trinity College Dublin, “Introduction to the Book of Kells” 2018

Exhibitions

The Sketchbook Project 2018 - Brooklyn Art Library, New York, USA - "All is not what it seems"
FIRST PRIZE- Shoalhaven/Nowra Show - Pavilion section - Modern Hand Embroidery - Nowra, NSW Australia - Feb 2018
Selected Finalist - Walkerville Art show - St Andrews School Hall, Walkerville, South Australia - 2017 October (Round Bird Ink)
Finalist - 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

Press

Currently in collaboration with the UNM (University of New Mexico) for illustration work.

Influences

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

54cm (W) x 60.5cm (H)
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29cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)
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27.5cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)
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33.5cm (W) x 35.5cm (H)
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28cm (W) x 30.4cm (H)
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26.5cm (W) x 26cm (H)
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26.5cm (W) x 27.5cm (H)
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25.5cm (W) x 27.5cm (H)
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26.5cm (W) x 28.5cm (H)
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26cm (W) x 28.5cm (H)
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