Croissants!

Glazing

Almond croissant, water colour on cold press paper, 9 x 12, 2018

Glazing

Croissant series, water colour on cold press paper, 9 x12, 2018

New project: Yummy stuff. These are for a new series of notecards looking a small things that make us indescribably happy. A celebration of daily practices to be grateful for.

Big Fish

Water colour journal illustrations

Sea Bream, water colour on cold press journal paper, 7.5 x 10.75, 2018

I’m moving into new forms and narratives; weaving together a progression of images to tell a story. This is the start of the journey of a large Sea Bream that I met in the market in Victoria. He was a most impressive gentleman…

Rainy Day Rabbit

Animal studies, illustration

Beatrix, graphite and water colour pencil on cold press paper, 9 x 12, 2015

Animals present a subject that provides both line and colour with a suggestion of a story: they always move with purpose. Beatrix Potter continues to be one of my favourite illustrators and influencers; 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…

Wax fruit, forever fresh

 

Still life, paintings

Pear still life, Encaustic, 8 x 8, 2018

I find fruit beautiful in line and colour. When I work in Encaustic medium, I can add a 3D volume and depth of glaze that makes the object translucent with an inner glow.

Toby, RIP

Dog portrait study, illustration

Toby line drawing, ink on studio paper, 9 x 12, 2016

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

Still life, water colour, illustration

Apple core still life study, water colour on cold press paper, 22 x 30, 2015

There is something about food that attracts us; even an apple has a history. 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.