Sunday, June 15, 2014

Savannah Map

I have a new wedding map to share: Savannah has heaps of beautiful and quirky "low country" imagery to draw from, so I was excited to paint this one.  I tried a slightly different style by taking out most of the line work I usually rely on and keeping it light and airy...


*detail*
*detail*

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Coastal Walk

And speaking of walks, Coogee to Bondi is still fun even in winter.  Can you imagine living next to the water and surfing after work here every day?








Walking


I've been in Sydney how many years now, and I still love walking in and around the city.  There's always some new street lane I haven't noticed before, a cafe I haven't tried (and we're definitely foodies here!), or the light just hits the harbour a different way-- makes for good exploring :)

Monday, June 9, 2014

Vivid Festival 2014

Sorry I haven't been so good about blogging lately (I try not to post custom work for private clients too often for their privacy.)  In the meantime though, I've shared some photos from this year's VIVID festival, with digital media light shows, night markets, and interactive installations all around the city.  Love it!





Friday, May 2, 2014

Walk the Harbour Bridge

It's getting dark earlier as days switch between warm and cool well into our Southern Hemisphere autumn. It's perfect walking weather, so I set out along the water from the north heading south over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.











Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sketches Around Sydney

Little watercolour drawings of Sydney and its people from my sketchbook





Friday, April 18, 2014

Houses

Painting houses is one of the most intimate types of illustration for me.  It's an honour every time I'm asked to paint one.  I find that the smallest details give the best glimpses into the lives they hold, and are what makes someone's home special to them.  

Below are close-ups from some of my favourite recent house portrait commissions!




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bird Cage Lane Way Art

I recently stumbled across this bird cage installation in a lane way at Angel Place.  Michael Hill's creation has been there for awhile, but this is the first time I happened to notice.  It's stunning to find when you're not expecting it.  And it's multi-sensory: When you walk under the bird cages, you can hear the recording of over 50 types of birds which used to live in the area before European settlement.

More info on the project here.




Monday, April 7, 2014

Bunny and a Gum Boot

A new art print in my Etsy shop here.
I'm also starting to offer the option of adding the child's name and birthday in calligraphy at the bottom, which is great for baby showers and kids' birthday gifts.