Friday, April 27, 2007

Oil Painting

Birds nest on an ochre background. SOLD!
This one went to Broken Hill NSW. Its 1m20 x 1m20. One of my best, shame to get rid of it! Now I have to do another one.


More drawings from life. Charcoal on offset paper.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Nest oil paintings

Here are some of my trademark birds-nest oil paintings. I paint these from an empty nest I found. They have proven to be quite popular, as all of these have already been sold.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Still Life Painting

Here are two of my still-life paintings that are just about to go on exhibition in the Grace Emily Pub in Adelaide. They are oil on canvas and I will let you know the feedback.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Here are two of my latest caricatures. Done from photos, I think they portray the person quite well.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Some new cartoons for a gift book

"Learn to play and love the 'where are the glasses' game!"

"'Day spas' your new indulgence and investment!"

Monday, April 16, 2007


Here are two cartoons I have done for a local theme park. They are just two of many caricatures I am creating for the park. These will be used on websites, colouring books, signageetc, as well as other promotional and decorative items.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Drawing 1, 2, & 3

These drawings were created from life, in a life-class, the duration of most poses are 15 - 20 mins.
They are fairly large pieces, around 1m deep (3ft)
They are drawn in charcoal and Rembrandt pastels on offset paper.


I was born in North Wales, studied art and design at Bournemouth College of Art in the UK for four years and was then accepted into London’s prestigious Royal College for Art for a further three years where I studied design and illustration gaining my Master of Arts.

Before coming to Australia I worked for a time as an Art Director for BBC television.

After arriving in Victoria I taught design and typography at the Melbourne School of Printing and Graphic Arts, followed by a teaching post at the East Sydney College of Art.

I have designed postage stamps for Australia Post. The most famous of which was the Waltzing Matilda “se-tenant” series, which held the record as being the biggest selling Australian postage stamp of the time, being much sought after by collectors both here and overseas. I also designed and illustrated the famous and controversial “Santa on a surfboard” Christmas stamp, the first time an Australian stamp featured a cartoon. As well as stamps, I have designed numerous postcards, souvenir envelopes and merchandise.

I Provide Illustration and imagery for many magazines and publishers.
I have illustrated the cover and text drawings for the worldwide hit, “Toddler Taming” (over a million copies sold) by Dr Christopher Green, and work regularly for the “You Can Do It” education program located in Los Angeles, California.

I design logos, promotional and corporate material for many of SA’s leading companies including corporate image development, labels and packaging for some Adelaide Hills boutique wineries.

Recently I have turned my passion and focus to fine art, where my illustration skills are being transposed into my paintings, working from my studio I am steadily increasing the output of collectable and uniquely distinctive oil paintings.

I have had two solo exhibitions in Adelaide, Australia.