There was a great group of illustrators in the foyer of the ABC studio in Melbourne today. We started at 10 and drew until 2.30 and, as you can probably guess, I needed all of that time for mine! The theme was ‘Hairy’ and I thought I’d do something a little dreamy. I’m really happy [...]
There are no words for my relief and joy tonight! I have finished my book. For the last 6 weeks I have worked till 2am (on average ) to get it done and used every moment I reasonably could. I feel like I did 4 months work in one. It’s been crazy. And in the [...]
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I have discovered the secret to being a neat oil painter… Are you ready? Wear something you want to keep clean. Nothing worse than wearing painting clothes to allow for idle messiness. And as I was painting at a most beautiful wedding at the Grand Hyatt last night… nothing like painting in a long black [...]
An international dog of mystery. Oh I do love a fez. And the old travel stickers you used to get on your cardboard luggage, back when people stamped passports and journeys took time. Drawn in the lounge at 10pm. xx
The kids sleep well in the pram on cold wet days like this next to a noisy road. Dont worry – they’re warm as toast in there. And it’s pretty! But freezing too and I can’t draw because of the spray. Need me an echersketch!
How lovely is this? When I was working on the Moorehawke covers I trialled some colour pieces to go under the drawing. They weren’t used in the end but the A&U editors remembered them and we just used them on this cover together with some beautiful artwork by Ann James. Sometimes my job is a [...]
I very recently had the happy task of judging the Koko Black Easter Drawing competition the other week. I met up with fellow judges – Emma Mayall from the NGV, Jason Smith from Heide Gallery and Shane Hill, owner of Koko Black. Up in the beautiful parlour at the Royal Arcade we spread out an [...]
Back to the Convent I go with a smile on my face. Sunshine! Gardens! Magnificent! I love living somewhere that has all the seasons but winter’s gone and I’m really ready for some sun now. And on Sunday it will be daylight savings to prove that we’re swinging around into a sunnier spot in the [...]