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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The chance to muck around: another print I made at last weekends' @heathershimmen Marong workshop.
New little echidna canvas for a small exhibition with Karin Ryan opening this Sunday 2pm at Meeniyan. All welcome . The lovely woodfired planter is by @susan .acheson
When you buy a big print from my website it's delivered free in a tube. When you buy a small print from my website it's delivered in a flat package, also free in Oz. I offer free postage all over this wide brown land ( ahem, Australia). I do ship overseas, enquiries welcome. Hop on to my website for a Sunday evening browse, link in bio
Another one of my little 8x8 canvases posing before some of my favourite books in the studio
I'm not known for selfies but captured myself in this intriguing set of shadows in the 5pm sun creeping under our back verandah
Want to learn linocut? These metal stencils will be used at my decorative letters and type lino workshop. This one day workshop runs July 6 in school holidays. Details on the website, link in bio
Karin Ryan and I at our exhibition opening. We've known each other for years but this the first time we've shared an exhibition. We both sold some work today which was lovely. Thank you to Sara for the photo.
Besides being cute Indigenous animals, wombats are known for breaking into tents and stealing food at a popular Victorian tourist destination not far from where I live. So is it the perfect icon to represent the printmaking side of my business? As things go, I didn't plan to use this little animal. The small wombat block was part of a linocut illustration for a CD cover. It gained popularity and notoriety when I began using it to demonstrate printing at open studios. Now it features on my back of picture labels and postage sender labels. It's also printed large on
This print makes me ache! It's too big for my little press so is hand pulled. I'm using sturdy BFK Rives 250gsm paper, so quite a bit of pressure is needed through my arms and hands with my grandmother's spoon as a baren. This is a detail of my Indigenous Psychedelia print. You can see the finished one in my shop, link in bio
I've loved making cards since childhood. My linocut cards workshop is open for bookings so you can learn to make your own. A fun day at Trafalgar, July 13, details on website, link in bio