original prints

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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

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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.

Glebe liquid gold

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

glebehoney

Label for Glebe Honey bees, highlighting the nectar local to 2037 Sydney. Brief was a flexible design for jars and gift boxes, bit of urban edge that needed  to stand up to being printed on eco-paper.

Pigeonhole Books

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in journal, Uncategorized | No Comments

pigeonholeVery pleased to be included on Pigeonhole Books interesting blog of illustrator and author interviews. Pigeonhole aims to promote books for children which address the family and living situation realities of the 21st century.  Dynamics overlooked by decades of children’s stories; yet the aim is not to highlight these situations as unusual, but bring them into the mainstream in print, reflecting their increasing visibility and normality in daily life.

Illustrator interview

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