Who am I? I’m a graphic designer, illustrator and printmaker. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication from RMIT in 1988 (back when graphics was done on paper).
What do I do? I create graphic design for print, web and signage. I make linocut prints, and other illustrative works on paper. I love making visual things that communicate; I produce brochures, cards, book illustrations, CD covers, logos, signs and limited edition art prints.
It all started on 22 February in 1990 in the kitchen of a Genoa farmhouse in Far East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
The Design Desk was an old laminex table pushed against the window with a view of the Genoa River. I was freelancing, producing line illustrations of rainforest flora and fauna with my set of Rotring technical pens.
Today, my studio is an old garage at our Drouin home. My husband had converted this into a space for himself but after a while, when all my drawings and art materials were taking over the house, he gave up the space to me.
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Back in the studio this week catching up with clients and projects.
Casual creatives network meeting with @jeffandjeanette because the sun came out today. Thanks Rency for the photo and great coffee.
It didn’t stop snowing the whole time we skied up Wright’s Creek. There is something totally in the moment about making tracks with your goggles fogged up and the snow hitting your helmeted head; it’s just you and the elements ( and 4 other people including @jimoates2010 . Never ski alone ).
We skied along the banks of the Snowy River. There was a strong wind and the clouds moved fast.
My Genoa Peak linocut was purchased as a gift this week by a lovely person who visited the studio. . . . The peak is significant to me. I went to live near it when I graduated from RMIT and first left home. A few years down the track, on a day trip, my 3rd child was momentarily lost there causing a frenzied 10 minute search. Genoa Peak is in Far East Gippsland. Just below its rocky summit, Streaked Rock Orchids cling to pink granite boulders and the trees grow out of impossible fissures.
Mt Townsend on the skyline, as we ski down Merritts Creek towards Seamans Hut
Subtle snow gum hues
On the way back from Blue Lake Bill stopped to tape a blister. We didn’t mind waiting.
Giant’s playground. Granite rocks just below Mount Stilwell on the way home from today’s ski trip.
Open Studios West Gippsland
Come and visit my studio in Drouin and the studios of other local artists in the area on special Open Studios West Gippsland days.
This self guided tour will take you around beautiful West Gippsland.