About

Photo on 2014-12-09 at 11.15Who 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.

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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.

My studio in Drouin

My studio in Drouin

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  • Dyslexic Warrior linocut edition of 20 A 2 colour linocut
    Dyslexic Warrior, linocut, edition of 20. A 2 colour linocut with handcolouring. Printed on 230gsm Hahnemuhle paper. One in a series about dyslexia. Available from my online shop, link in bio
  • Twitter Season monoprints using linocut masking and handcolouring framed in
    Twitter Season, monoprints using linocut, masking and handcolouring, framed in Victorian Ash This piece will sing on any mud brick wall, concrete pillar or timber panelling. This I know because I couldn’ t get a good photo on the white walls of the studio and spent some of yesterday wandering the backyard with this picture tucked under my arm. Eventually shot it in the studio foyer which is open to the elements and has rough 1940’s concrete bricks and stores a Maery Gabriel mosaic and a metal bird and other things
  • Swipe to see the pretty earthboard box that holds this
    Swipe to see the pretty earthboard box that holds this horticultural card set and its earthy Kraft envelopes made from 100% recycled post consumer waste. These are on my website, link in bio, with free postage across Australia
  • Get your milk here? Gippsland is spotted with derelict milk
    Get your milk here? Gippsland is spotted with derelict milk factories like this one I passed today at Poowong. I love the sign “MiIk Depot” with its ‘modern’ sans serif letters. The use of the word DEPOT is also interesting: a place for the storage of large quantities of equipment, food, or some other commodity. The origin of the word is late 18th century (in the sense ‘act of depositing’): from French dépôt, from Latin depositum ‘something deposited’
  • Thanks to a really gripping talking book I finished cutting
    Thanks to a really gripping talking book I finished cutting this Flinders Street Station lino block yesterday. My neck was a little sore last night so I slumped in front of the tv to watch drivel, which is always the best remedy
  • Usually I post a photo when an exhibition is newly
    Usually I post a photo when an exhibition is newly hung. This time I’m doing it in reverse. Here is a deinstall shot of the show at  @meeniyanartgallery  with the prints I’m taking back to the studio. Of course they are all still for sale from the studio and you can message me if you see anything you like
  • Another from my dyslexia series I want to read but
    Another from my dyslexia series: I want to read but there are pom poms in my head, linocut available on my website, link in bio,
  • Tomorrow I head to meeniyanartgallery to collect unsold work from
    Tomorrow I head to  @meeniyanartgallery  to collect unsold work from the exhibition I shared with printmaker Karin Ryan. The scenic drive to Meeniyan from Drouin takes just over an hour travelling through Poowong, Korumburra and Leongatha. It’s a beautiful drive taking in the rolling green hills that lured my partner to Gippsland 20 years ago. Of course I came along with him but I still have a place in my heart for the arid plains north of the Great Dividing Range. Pictured is a monoprint from the show, Dunes Nest, 1/1, 15x15cm
  • Some wheel cactus opuntia robusta I saw at Buckrabunyule in
    Some wheel cactus, opuntia robusta, I saw at Buckrabunyule in the North of Victoria in April. I hope they are getting some rainfall up there. By the way, this is the most invasive cactus species in Australia
  • Just showing you the lovely Kraft envelopes that accompany my
    Just showing you the lovely Kraft envelopes that accompany my cards. Made from 100% recycled post consumer waste they are beautiful to write on, and look very arty when all stamped up. I’m sure the posties drool over them [ err, not really]
  • A Fox Barks linocut edition of 10 illustrates a haiku
    A Fox Barks, linocut, edition of 10, illustrates a haiku by my friend and poet Rodney Williams: A fox barks At the high plains moon – creek brisk with thaw This is from his book A bird-loving man: haiku & tanka. Paperback available on Amazon. And there are still 3 prints available in my online shop, link in bio
  • Thank you to the lovely person who purchased Campsite in
    Thank you to the lovely person who purchased “Campsite in the Dunes” linocut from the  @meeniyanartgallery  . It was lovely to learn I’d sold it, along with 3 other pieces from this great little gallery. Thankyou to all who have purchased my work in recent exhibitions. It means a lot to me

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