Drawing the Times

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018 in journal, Uncategorized | No Comments

BAM_metoo_siteReally pleased to have Art of the Afterlife: #metoo featured on Drawing the Times.  Superb site featuring international selection of graphic journalism.

For the hard copy version, pick up a copy of Byron Arts Magazine autumn issue, out soon and available in Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo, coming soon to other cites, and of course, Byron Bay.

BAM

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in journal, Uncategorized | No Comments

Summer edition of Byron Arts Magazine out now..

bamThe Art of Illustration

Additional interviews with Paul MacNeil, Texta Queen and others.
Articles on those up and comers Kusama and Richter thrown in as well.  bam2

Available @ galleries and stockists in Byron Bay and Sydney.

original prints

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in journal, Uncategorized | No Comments

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Chicago Chicago…

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in journal, Uncategorized | No Comments

imagesimages-1Three images just went off to Ross Contemporary in Chicago.  If in the windy city, drop by the lower level of the cool black cube of the Zhou B Art Center.

hipster Hamptons

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in journal, Uncategorized | No Comments

illearts Zine East @ Ille Arts, Amagansett  20-21 August2016.  Curated selection of limited edition zines.  zinecover

going once, going twice..

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in journal, Uncategorized | No Comments

extinct animals

Embers of Extinction (archival pigment print editioned): sold in successful auction for a good cause; NY and East End artists. Sag Harbor.

moveable (f)east/end

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in journal, Uncategorized | No Comments

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Gallery show in Springs @ Ashawagh Hall (where deKooning and Pollock opened a bottle – or two or three – and trialled some scrappy canvases on friends and passers-by)
Open from Sat AM, reception that evening.  Archival prints, editions of 11.

Wee Charles series

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in journal, Uncategorized | No Comments

wee charles & the flim-flam spitty wittywee charles & the strawberry fairy king

The first two books in the Wee Charles series, written by Kenneth Hughes, are now on Amazon. Available in hardback, soft cover or as an ebook. Perfect for ages 3-7, they’re full of adventure, fun and a gentle message (and hidden humour for parents reading it over and over).

scratching an analog etch

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in journal, Uncategorized | No Comments

Coprint0813mputer is a magnificent tool – and it is just that. Happily recognised now as just one part of an illustrator’s or artist’s arsenal.  I always draw my illustrations because I believe the natural feel and line of the pen is noticeable and the connection between my head and hand is more direct. Just bought an Apple Pencil so that may change with time, but for now the analog part of my process is essential.  Still, the finished image is the result of far more time spent after the drawing is scanned, so there are moments when tactile image-making seems very distant. So, have begun toying with prints again, my roots – in Kyoto with woodblocks and later in London, etching at St Martin’s. Dipped into the acid a few months ago, with no forethought of the image (no idea where it came from) – approached the image as an exercise in achieving a layered aquatint effect using only stop-out and multiple bites.  In NYC this week, picked up zinc plates and ground from Central Art Supply.
Good to step away from the screens now and then..

old issue new approach

Posted by on Jun 5, 2016 in journal, Uncategorized | No Comments

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Rewarding project in every way for Bonnie’s Support Services. Illustrations for revamped website that needed to work as mural for the centre as well, as well as on printed material. Working with the excellent team at Only Human, the decision was to keep the aesthetic simple and accessible given the multicultural ‘clientele’. Sensitivity to different cultures from Aboriginal to recent migrants, avoiding cliche and imparting a sense of dignity were all important considerations.pregnantweb

Following July 2015’s successful launch,
the images continue to be applied in new ways
– most recently for an Xmas colouring book.

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