I grew up in Adelaide and studied at the Adelaide Central School of Art, and the University of South Australia, graduating with a Bachelor of Design (Illustration) in 1992. I’ve been working as an illustrator for nearly 20 years (which makes me feel a little old). In that time I have created work for a number of newspapers, magazines, design studios and publishers. My direction has gradually shifted over this time and I now illustrate mostly children’s books. Working mainly in acrylics and with a focus on simple compositions, I hope to bring a gentle whimsy to my book characters and settings.
I’ve been fortunate enough to win some awards for my books including the 2014 CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, for Jeremy, and more recently the 2016 Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature – Picture Fiction, for Seagull, which I wrote and illustrated.
When I’m not illustrating I enjoy riding (sans lycra) and swimming. I live in Adelaide with my partner and 2 daughters (who are great swimmers) and a cat (who can not swim).