Archive for 2007

unLimited Illustration Exhibition

Monday, May 14th, 2007



I’ve kinda, sorta fallen behind with my monthly news updates here lately, but I have a good excuse… I’ve been preoccupied creating new paintings for the {un}Limited Illustration exhibition which opened in New Hampshire, USA last week. I have 13 works in the show, alongside Penelope Dullaghan, Lisa Congdon, Ashley Goldberg and fellow Australian Lisa Kirkpatrick.

My paintings are watercolour on paper and for the exhibition they all revolve around various ideas of connection. However, this new body of work also brought out a new technique for me; utilizing concertina cut paper-doll idea. I used to love making these as a kid, and just discovered I still do!



I’m now embarking on a couple of commissions, also from America. One I’ve just finished is for a lady who ordered a painting for her friends as a wedding gift. It’s a really sweet idea as she asked for the painting to be an impression of the day her friends became engaged, and it includes their dog and two cats.

The next painting I’ll be working on is for a baby girl’s nursery. Her mother has asked me to illustrate a song they sing to her each day: Gold Days by Sparklehorse. The lyrics are so visual, I just love them and can’t wait to start the painting.

I really enjoy commissions, so keep me in mind next time you’re searching for a unique gift.  😉

Deck Design :

Also last month, in the workshops of Lewisham, one of my paintings was converted into a skate deck design. So keep your eyes peeled for the “tilda” board rippin’ it up at your local half-pipe. Roawww.


Flash Site Design

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

jonThe website I’ve been working on for author Jonathan Walker, went live last week to coincide with his new book Pistols! Treason! Murder! Visit the website here!

The site is intended to be an extension of the world opened up by Jonathan in the book, offering more clues and extra information for readers wanting to delve deeper into the life and death of Gerolamo Vano (one of Venice’s first spy masters).

It also offers a sneak peak into Jonathan’s upcoming fiction novel Five Wounds.

Love Exhibition

Monday, February 26th, 2007

As I mentioned in my last post, I was thrilled to receive news that two of my illustrations, “Buzz” and “Whalesong Serenade”, were selected as part of an exhibition held in Rochester, New Hampshire, in America. The exhibition was a group show, bringing together artworks from around the world all about love; “love in all its forms”. The show ran throughout February, throughout the Valentines bonanza, and it’s now finished. Both of my works sold, and I was lucky enough to receive an email from one of the new owners. She wrote to me telling me that her husband bought Buzz for her as a Valentines gift, and that she loves it. I don’t know where Whalsesong ended up, but I’m hoping it’s as well loved.


Proceeds from the exhibition were donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Busy New Year

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Happy New Year!

I know exactly what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “Hey, January came and went and she didn’t update her website like she promised”. And you’re right. In my defence, my website build has been sidelined while I busily make one for someone else.

I’m currently working on a freelance project creating a new website for author Jonathan Walker. Pistols! Treason! Murder! is the first of his books to be released in Australia, with the official launch on the 21st Feb. The past few weeks have seen Jonathan being interviewed by various TV shows, newspapers and journals, so keep your eyes and ears peeled.

‘Jon Walker’s Pistols deserves to be called our first true work of ‘punk history’. Through the dank Venetian alleyways we pursue the elusive and dangerous spy-master Vano in a story that is as lustily exhilarating as the original Sex Pistols’ – Iain McCalman

Working on the site has been good fun. The brief was to create an extension of the book; keeping it mysterious, visually rich and punk-like (in a 17th century Venice kinda way). The new site is aiming for launch at the end of the month, so I’ll provide a link then. (Until then, my own website can patiently wait).


What else have I been up to?
Before and after Christmas I had some photography jobs, including some adorable children’s portraits, and corporate headshots of the friendly folk at Positive Outcomes.

I’m continuing to work on my illustrations, and have added a few more into my portfolio.

Just this week I received exciting news that two of my watercolours have been selected for an exhibition in Rochester in the USA. Details to come…

There will be a few new items in the shop this weekend, (although production in the workshop will be a little slow until after February).
But boy oh boy those crafting cogs will start cranking in March!