Saturday, September 20, 2014

My Art School

Richmond Art School

I'm so excited to be a part of this new art school, it's for both adults and children and is based in the gorgeous, historic town of Richmond, Tasmania, Australia.

It is located in the old school house behind St John's Catholic Church 

St John's (The Evangelist) Catholic School was established in the "old" school house adjacent to the Church in 1843.
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, at the 2006 census, Richmond had a population of 880.[1]
St John's Catholic church was built in 1836, and is considered the oldest Roman Catholic church in Australia.
We've been running now for 3 months and I'm so happy with the progress and wonderful people who attend.

click here for our Facebook link ;-)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Where have you been?
both little kittens can be found at 

   I think I might be a closet cat person, their form, character and attitude is great to play around with and paint.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Super excited about having a little art range at 
Judy's Art Space. She is such a lovely lady and is more than happy to have all my oddities in her salon!

These trinket boxes are completely unique, up-cycled and perfect for a USB box, pencil box or for a teenagers secret stash.
I adore the colours and the wooden stability and structure.

Above; Rhino in a red bug
(a sentence I never thought I'd say!)

Above; Steampunk bluefish with lantern. The red interior is a stunning contrast.

Above; Steampunk flying fish. The colours here are my favourite varying from burnt umber to aqua. So complimentary to the wood.

Cute Salon on Bridge street now selling my work!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


It's all finished and delivered to hand built creative, I hope they like it. This photo of the painting is a bit weird, I took it on my dodgy camera and the colours are a bit off. Also the painting itself has a lovely deep glossy texture which doesn't help with reflection.

I really enjoyed the process and mix of techy with old school...
Have a good Wednesday


Monday, April 28, 2014

Playing with light and colour

Playing with light and colour

I'm working on this piece for a lovely Scotsman named Dave who owns and runs Handbuilt Creative a Web Design company that does amazing things with computer technology that I have no understanding of.

Dave links his work with hands on creation and his alternate way of thinking has won the company numerous awards. Once again, I'm vague about all that techy stuff, BUT I like the way he thinks and combines left/right brain thinking. I have enough difficulty trying to get one side to work and even then I get confused about which side does what.

 So I'm sticking to what I know and am happy with this design and the contrast in colours, I'm trying to play with light and colour. As you can tell with the ruler I'm really struggling with the straight lines, the ruler says it's straight so why does it look wonky? Hmmm

Monday, April 21, 2014

Chicken Life by The River

The Social Life Of Chickens

This sketch is of my home town with a little bit of artistic license,  we live in a small town in country Tasmania that has a little old church where we pray. It has a meandering river that goes passed our property and lots of charming buildings, shops and gorgeous people.

The buildings are mostly sandstone and not as colourful as these are depicted but I think that if the chickens, ducks and drakes had a say it might look a little bit more like this.

Image available in my shop HERE.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ethel's Autumnal Bliss

The Social Life Of Chickens
Ethel leads the good life in her sweet little cottage in the woods. She has a gorgeous tree providing shade in the Summer, new life and growth in the Spring and because it's deciduous sunlight in the Winter months.
But, of course her favourite Season is  Autumn, with the magical colours of the foliage changing her entire home. There is also patterned detail all along the tree bark adding to her home's beauty.

I have added Ethel's home to 'The social Life of Chickens" Set,  available HERE.

Saturday, April 19, 2014


I used to own a VW Bug (Aggie) it was my first car and we went on many adventures together. I often reminisce about the simple life I had and the absolute joy of climbing into Aggie feeling the elation of independence and control of my own destination.

Due to travel, Aggie found a new home. I regret not holding onto her, if only to have her turn into an upcycled chook home. In contrast to this illustration, I'd most probably have the chooks reside in the cabin (minus seats & wooden pallet flooring)with a huge floral garden in the bonnet ... one can dream.

I'm sure this little family is happy though and having their own little adventures. Image available in MY SHOP.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sunny Chook Love

The sunny yellow homestead of these two love birds fills me with warmth. I imagine this couple as happy soul mates enjoying their beautiful garden. 

Originally I thought they were an older couple retiring in the old homestead, but now I'm much more attracted to them being a young couple looking forward to a long future together with numerous chicks

image available in my shop here.