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.
My studio in Drouin
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Did you know you can get a gift voucher for a day in my studio making linocuts? Give the gift of a creative printmaking experience.
A moth or butterfly of the most velvety black, perhaps thinking it was fully camouflaged on the asphalt driveway outside the studio
Yellow stockings maketh the man. A set of handcoloured cards sporting Louis XV & Lady Violet Beaumont ~ with envelopes
Our little green friend. A 12x12cm fragment from a larger print. I've hand coloured this and will frame it tomorrow for a farewell gift
What a silly bird! Last night on IG I invited you all to join my mailing list, only to discover via a kind followers' comment that my subscribe thingo wasn't working due to some word press changes. Well, I just wanted you to know the problem is now fixed and if you'd like to join my mailing list to be kept up to date with exhibitions, open studios & workshops now you can! Head to my website, link in bio, and scroll to the bottom of the page. I promise not to pass your email address on to anyone selling
It was just so ruddy HOT today. The temperature rose to 38 degrees, and the studio isn't air conditioned. I found myself thinking back to my ski trip in the Kosciusko National Park where it was below zero all week and my skis clattered on icy snow
For those who have never been to my studio, here are a few shots showing that it is a small, elderly garage and laundry joined to the house by a verandah.
I'll have my calendars and linocut prints at the Warragul Arts Market this Saturday. Also you'll find my studio open by appointment until Christmas Eve, just get in touch. Free gift wrapping at the studio and for purchases from my online shop too
Look into the eye of the echidna and see tiredness, sadness, gratitude and hope. This is pretty much how I'm feeling right now after a big weekend which included a wake, my partner's birthday, and a Christmas party!
My next door neighbour Bandit visited the studio to show me his new shoes. He told me he wears them on pavement surfaces but goes bare paw in the garden