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I am a Melbourne based illustrator, mural artist, author, science educator, and theatre designer, director and choreographer.

Bringing art to life

Flexible, fun and informative classes for Years 1 – 10. Whether it’s discovering ideas for a picture book, or creating characters, matching illustrations to words, or doing without the words altogether, I can present a class to fit your needs. Or perhaps dinosaur illustration is what you’re after, or a focus on the Centenary of Anzac …

Illustrations

My book illustrations range from accurate, lifelike animals and their environments to fantasy or comic characters, in acrylic paint, pen and ink, or pencil.

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Murals

I can create indoor or outdoor murals in almost any space. I work mostly in paint, although 3-dimensional elements can also be incorporated.

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Publications

I have contributed artwork to over 140 books and magazines, as well as writing and illustrating several Early Learning titles, science education books and picture books.

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Theatre

Having created theatre sets for over 90 productions, I can design to fit almost any space, from professional theatres with fly towers, to intimate 'black box' studios, school halls, and classrooms.

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Latest news

Not yet - but soon!

Hi all (assuming there's anyone out there. Do drop me a line if you are.) It's been a busy 12 months with picture books at Ford Street, so what better way of starting 2020 than with yet another one. It's my first authorstrator effort (author/illustrator, for those who didn't get it) for a while, and unlike The Poppy and The Perfect Leaf, it doesn't have a botanical theme to go with my surname. In fact, it's quite unlike anything I've done before. Here's a teaser, and you can see there's no forests or bugs or French villages or even dinosaurs (gasp!) but something quite out of this world. I won't reveal the name yet - oh, why not, it's on the Ford Street website! It's called Jump! (The exclamation mark is part of the name, not just me getting overly excited.) To be released in March, I believe, and I'll have a proper launch soon after. Have a look at Ford Street and you can see my plucky little hero on the cover. He's a Quig. Of course.

New website and art for sale!

Welcome to my new-look, mobile-friendly, finally-in-the-21st Century website! (Actually I loved my last one but it had been around for a while.) I've got a new book about to come out so watch out for Pippa, but right now you can check out a new feature. Go to Original Artwork and you can see that I've got art from my books for sale. There are some I can't part with and some that are on loan to libraries etc, but so many have just been sitting in the dark on my art shelves that I thought it would be better for them to be seen by someone who would like them on their wall. I actually don't have much of my own stuff up - I've seen them enough! So for a really unique gift from a book you like, or just an image you like, have a browse. It's not all up yet, but I'll be adding pics over the next few weeks. If there is an image from a book you would really like, but it's not up, it's worth getting in touch to see if it's available. Sometimes I just need a nudge to let something go.

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