Next weekend I'm being a part of the Bowerbird Design Market. If you're in Adelaide, come along and say hi, it's a great show!
2018 has flown past! I've had fantastic opportunities to stretch my illustrations with playing with new techniques and styles. I've discovered painting on smooth flat timber is amazing! Running the Gallery One children's art workshops in the term was a thrill and pushed me to rediscover print making and mini-sculpture. Loved working with really small groups after teaching in the classroom. Visiting schools for book week was a thrill, Craigburn Primary had a brilliant program with authors and illustrators everywhere! I popped in to see students at Sunrise and Walford and a bit further away, was part of the children's program at the Sharjah International Book Fair in the AUE.
This year has been a year of writing and sketching future picture books. My draw of storyboards and polished picture book manuscripts is growing, excited to which one's will capture a publishers imagination and turn into real books. I have completed my first self-published picture book, Pippi's Zippy Car. I'm very proud of how it's come together so apologies in advance for excessive spruiking in 2019.
This year was a filled with group Exhibitions. I've worked on a couple of series, returning back to caravans and then getting sucked in by the interesting shapes of succulents and quirky botanical painting. My hobbies and work seem determined to intertwine with my art now connecting with my enjoyment of gardening.
This blog has turned into a Business Annual Report crossed with a Christmas Letter. I don't have any pics of me in a business or suit or a festive jumper so enjoy this painting of Pippi and friends at the beach. (Northern Hemisphere friends, pop-down to Australia if you want to get in on the warm weather!)