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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  • More beautiful linocuts were made at Saturdays workshop I wish
    More beautiful linocuts were made at Saturday’s workshop. I wish to thank  @westgippslandartscentre  and  @regionalartsvic  for funding this series of workshops which pay homage to the way nature adapts and rejuvenates after hardship. The funding was from the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Community Arts Grants. My students made linocuts representing the charred plant fragments which fall from the sky after a large fire.
  • Countless photographers have stood in this exact spot and snapped
    Countless photographers have stood in this exact spot and snapped these Tidal River rocks. I’m pretty sure I take the same pictures each time I visit The Prom... it’s pretty hard not to take good photos here.
  • Some of the beautiful student work created at todays linocut
    Some of the beautiful student work created at today’s linocut workshop...
  • Our laundry is separate to our house and is part
    Our laundry is separate to our house and is part of the studio structure. It is where I clean palletes and platens. It was built about 1948 (after WW2 when materials were scarce) from some very crumbly concrete blocks resembling early Bessa bricks. The roof is corrugated iron with a couple of laserlight sheets added by us to let in extra light. The walls are bagged concrete. The original door is made from wooden planks and of course there is a stubborn louvre - tre moderne - window. The concrete floor was tiled by previous owners with Italian stoneware tiles
  • malteshred our exchange student on what will be one of
     @malteshred  our exchange student on what will be one of his final adventures. The last 9 weeks have been such a blast and I think we may have managed to convert him to Richmond
  • So yesterday when my neighbour Loris offered me these saffron
    So yesterday when my neighbour Loris offered me these saffron flowers I was quite surprised to find they were a beautiful shade of mauve. Somehow I had expected orange flowers. We picked them from her garden and she offered me some bulbs, and then at home I plucked the long reddish stamens for drying. Remembering the price of saffron, I got my son onto google thinking that maybe I could retire from my art and design business and just use my future saffron crop to carry me comfortably into old age... then reality hit: I probably had about $10 worth
  • Look what arrived from Wahlstedt Germany! Printmaker woodcutter and publisher
    Look what arrived from Wahlstedt Germany! Printmaker, woodcutter and publisher Christopher Coltzau  @time_cuttingboards  has sent me one of his limited edition cutting board prints on a paper shopping bag accompanied by a copy of the beautifully typewriter written Cuttingboard Tribune... an authentic wireless message. I’ve been following Christopher for about three years on Instagram, and received a print a couple of years ago. This one will join it in my studio until I can get them framed. I love this project for the idea of the beautifully crafted prints folded into a letter with sewn ends, which ends up on
  • Todays Pinnacle day walk was about 17km much of it
    Today’s Pinnacle day walk was about 17km, much of it on beautifully engineered bush paths, steps & stairs which kept walkers on the track, protecting plant species, minimalizing soil contamination and erosion, and enhancing the trail. Never mind that  @malteshred  and  @hen .grant took off their shoes for the descent from the summit on some sort of masochistic challenge. I don’t recommend it - but it really shows how excellent these tracks are.
  • Balmy evening in Melbourne and so lovely to be out
    Balmy evening in Melbourne, and so lovely to be out watching people fishing at Docklands.
  • Sorting out design ideas for tomorrows linocut workshop at westgippslandartscentre
    Sorting out design ideas for tomorrow’s linocut workshop at  @westgippslandartscentre 
  • I have an exhibition coming up Ill be loading in
    I have an exhibition coming up. I'll be loading in on Anzac Day and open for your viewing enjoyment the very next day. If your favourite food group is wine and cheese, then join me for opening drinks Sunday 5th May 2-4pm. For those who like to draw, I'll be hanging out with  @lauriecollins1  on Friday afternoons at the Gallery for the life of the exhibition. Do come and join us.