about me

There is so much wonder, joy and beauty in every corner and element of the world - I love to find it and share it.

I have spent my life finding magic, often in unexpected places. Someone said to me once, that I know how to make even a burning rubbish tip on a riverside look interesting and somehow beautiful.

When I pick up my pen or my ipad and start to add lines and colours and create something where there was nothing. I feel like I have come home. I feel so lucky to make a living from this thing I most love.

I am inspired by people and their stories and I love to travel. I have been lucky enough to live in Kenya, Mongolia, China, Nepal, Germany, Tasmania, Australia and have travelled through more than 40 countries.

I love a beautiful line, the shapes made by plants, the textures of a building. I love tea, coffee and atmospheric rooms. I love the wind and snow. A good weekend for me is hours spent on a windy mountain top with my camera or wandering through a new city with my sketchbook. Followed by a run across a hilltop and then time by a fire with a teapot, a favourite cup and some pen, ink and colour.

The contrast between the cosy and the wild makes me feel alive.

Finding beautiful shapes and colours and lines in everyday life makes my world wonderful, so does sharing this skill with clients – making their brand or business stand out in a way that they are proud of, and a way that reflects their story.

I live amongst the ironbark in central Victoria, Australia, but work for people worldwide. I do lots of my illustration and design work by distance and also regularly travel.

I’d love to make something for you.

Clients include: BirdLife Australia, Heritage Expeditions, Tribe, Woollykins, Australia Remade, Australian BirdLife Magazine.

 
 
 My favourite illustration tools - my waterbrush, a bottle of ink, my little old mint tin filled with watercolours, and of course some tea to keep me hydrated

My favourite illustration tools - my waterbrush, a bottle of ink, my little old mint tin filled with watercolours, and of course some tea to keep me hydrated

 My other great love - photography! Click on the image to check out my photography!

My other great love - photography! Click on the image to check out my photography!

 
 
 I carry my tiny tin of watercolours, a couple of favourite pens, a waterbrush and tiny sketchbooks like this one in my handbag… so I can draw quick sketches whenever I have a free moment. This one was done before a meeting in Melbourne… for me a quintessential Melbourne scene - our famous trams and a lot of people on their way to the office.

I carry my tiny tin of watercolours, a couple of favourite pens, a waterbrush and tiny sketchbooks like this one in my handbag… so I can draw quick sketches whenever I have a free moment. This one was done before a meeting in Melbourne… for me a quintessential Melbourne scene - our famous trams and a lot of people on their way to the office.

 
 Drawing chickens in my studio… at my home base in Castlemaine

Drawing chickens in my studio… at my home base in Castlemaine

 In my OTHER studio, the big wide world… This photo was taken in one of the most interesting countries I have had the privilege to live in - in the hills outside Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.

In my OTHER studio, the big wide world… This photo was taken in one of the most interesting countries I have had the privilege to live in - in the hills outside Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.