Rainy Day Rabbit

Beatrix Bunny

Beatrix Potter continues to be my favourite illustrator and influencer; there is a freshness embedded in every image she created. She is my rainy day inspiration, both as a storyteller and as a great source for design enlightenment. This is my version of that famous bad boy Peter…

Toby, RIP

Here’s my boy, in all his thoughtfulness. He had such a complicated life; all great heroes have a fatal flaw. Sadly, he came home on his shield but is immortalized here.

Fruit Theory


There is something about food that attracts us; even an apple core has a peel…or not. I find an endless supply of intriguing colour, texture, light, and emotion in an average meal to make it a consuming subject for exploration in other mediums.

Bunny in search of a story

Sometimes characters come with a story that needs to be discovered rather than invented. This fellow definitely has a tale he is anxious to tell; generally, all is revealed through the revision process. As I reimagine him across a variety of mediums, little details will emerge that will work towards the narrative that he embodies. Eventually, he will stand at the center of a story expressing the characteristics that he represents (or the person he reminds me of).

This bunny is a story that he is just twitching to tell...

This bunny has a story that he is just twitching to tell…

Early Work: Jackson Study

‘Jackson’ is the first in my specific portrait series, created to memorialize the joyful spirit of a lovely 16 year-old Dachshund who passed in 2014. The work began as a drawing from a photograph, moved into a series of drawings, and finally morphed into the first coloured work with predella.

Portrait process step one

FIrst study for Jackson drawing