A selection of original artwork on canvas that I have completed, for my own home as well as other people's. It's always exciting to work with someone elses ideas and being able to put on canvas what they have imagined. Please feel free to contact us if you'd like to find out more.

Giraffe Mural - When we were at the AGHA trade show in August this year, Dianne from Dártagnan (an amazing gift shop in Puckle Street Moonee ponds) loved our big giraffe that we had blown up on our wall. They have a black wall on the outside of the back of their store that was a magnet for the odd bit of graffiti and Dianne hoped that by putting a mural there it would be a deterrent and something fun for people to interact with too. I created a draft first on black paper to draw up the picture to scale as it would be on the wall. Roy, Dianne’s other half, helped put up the gridlines on the wall and then I got to work drawing up the three giraffes and the butterflies. It was created using chalk and then Posca pens in various colours. It was a hot and windy 38 degree day when I created it, but it was a truly amazing and fun experience.  I’m so grateful to Dianne for giving me chance to have a go at my first mural! If you want to have a look at it in real life – it’s on Hall St in Moonee Ponds! 

Giraffe Mural - When we were at the AGHA trade show in August this year, Dianne from Dártagnan (an amazing gift shop in Puckle Street Moonee ponds) loved our big giraffe that we had blown up on our wall. They have a black wall on the outside of the back of their store that was a magnet for the odd bit of graffiti and Dianne hoped that by putting a mural there it would be a deterrent and something fun for people to interact with too.

I created a draft first on black paper to draw up the picture to scale as it would be on the wall. Roy, Dianne’s other half, helped put up the gridlines on the wall and then I got to work drawing up the three giraffes and the butterflies. It was created using chalk and then Posca pens in various colours. It was a hot and windy 38 degree day when I created it, but it was a truly amazing and fun experience.  I’m so grateful to Dianne for giving me chance to have a go at my first mural!

If you want to have a look at it in real life – it’s on Hall St in Moonee Ponds! 

Seal Bay Conservation Park (Kangaroo Island) - We were really excited to be approached by Seal Bay Conservation Park on Kangaroo Island to create some images that reflect seal bay and their amazing Sea Lions. The Sea Lions mothers and their pups will stay together for 15-18 months. The Sea Lion mothers will defend their pups and protect them, because it is quite common for the young pups not to make it through the first 6 months of life. The bottle was intended to creatively capture a small slice of life at Seal bay. The lighthouse is one of three lighthouses at Kangaroo Island, while the tall ships used to visit Kangaroo Island throughout its history. The sea lions and Southern right whales frolicking in the sea, while other marine wildlife such as the leafy sea dragons and pacific octopus make their homes in the underwater rocks among the waves and the sea weed. This underwater image was really intended to capture the playful nature of the sea lions, twisting and turning gracefully underwater, as well as interacting with the other animals such as the young southern right whale, the leafy sea dragons and the pacific octopus. It’s brightly coloured and intended to be eye catching and fun, especially for children (and the young at heart!) to enjoy all the details.  We were proud to create these images in collaboration with Seal Bay, to reflect the amazing Sea Lions, as well as the history and marine life of the area.

Seal Bay Conservation Park (Kangaroo Island) - We were really excited to be approached by Seal Bay Conservation Park on Kangaroo Island to create some images that reflect seal bay and their amazing Sea Lions. The Sea Lions mothers and their pups will stay together for 15-18 months. The Sea Lion mothers will defend their pups and protect them, because it is quite common for the young pups not to make it through the first 6 months of life. The bottle was intended to creatively capture a small slice of life at Seal bay. The lighthouse is one of three lighthouses at Kangaroo Island, while the tall ships used to visit Kangaroo Island throughout its history. The sea lions and Southern right whales frolicking in the sea, while other marine wildlife such as the leafy sea dragons and pacific octopus make their homes in the underwater rocks among the waves and the sea weed. This underwater image was really intended to capture the playful nature of the sea lions, twisting and turning gracefully underwater, as well as interacting with the other animals such as the young southern right whale, the leafy sea dragons and the pacific octopus. It’s brightly coloured and intended to be eye catching and fun, especially for children (and the young at heart!) to enjoy all the details. 

We were proud to create these images in collaboration with Seal Bay, to reflect the amazing Sea Lions, as well as the history and marine life of the area.

Technically not a commission piece, but more a labour of love. This piece was challenging and time-consuming but most of all rewarding. This was my first attempt using acrylic paints and I learnt so much by taking on such a detailed topic. I love how it came to life, the vibrant colours, the fine details.... A large canvas piece, stretching 920mm x 1020mm, it takes pride of place in our home.

This piece was made to take advantage of the large wall next to the mirror in this bathroom. The idea firstly started with the octopus reflecting in the mirror to become full size, with an underwater world behind it. This was a really enjoyable piece to create and to research all the different marine creatures / coral that fill up the canvas.

Birthday Invitation - This was a lovely project to create a birthday invitation for little lady turning one! Her mother gave me some tips on her favourite objects and her special little rabbit toy and I included them into the drawings. The original was created on A3 sized paper, with Ink and gouache and the final printed invitation was shrunk down to a custom size between A4 and A5 on glossy paper. 

Birthday Invitation - This was a lovely project to create a birthday invitation for little lady turning one! Her mother gave me some tips on her favourite objects and her special little rabbit toy and I included them into the drawings. The original was created on A3 sized paper, with Ink and gouache and the final printed invitation was shrunk down to a custom size between A4 and A5 on glossy paper. 

This was an interesting piece to do. Wanting a piece of artwork for a bedroom, with an off-centre window of all things, this is 3 different sized canvases stretching almost the width of the wall. The cherry blossom branches stretch through the three canvases to tie the pieces together, while working with the window.

Linda & Memphis - Linda wanted a special piece created from one of her favourite photos of her and her Cavoodle Memphis. They love hanging out at this spot in Williamstown, here in Melbourne, near the water. I created a loose interpretation of her photo and created the final image on A3 acrylic paper using watercolour and ink. 

Linda & Memphis - Linda wanted a special piece created from one of her favourite photos of her and her Cavoodle Memphis. They love hanging out at this spot in Williamstown, here in Melbourne, near the water. I created a loose interpretation of her photo and created the final image on A3 acrylic paper using watercolour and ink. 

Moroccan Painting - This was a piece that I created for my cousins 30th Birthday. His parents wanted a picture that would reflect his love of travelling and we had been fortunate to visit Morocco 6 years ago together. I chose to create this painting from a photo I had taken of the Ben Youssef Madrasa in Marrakesh – it’s a truly incredible building with beautiful ornate tiling and intricate stonework. The original piece is on a full sheet of Arches hot pressed rough textured paper, which was beautiful to work on. I drew the foundation of the painting with pencil, then coloured in gouache and watercolour and then added detailing in ink over the top.

Moroccan Painting - This was a piece that I created for my cousins 30th Birthday. His parents wanted a picture that would reflect his love of travelling and we had been fortunate to visit Morocco 6 years ago together. I chose to create this painting from a photo I had taken of the Ben Youssef Madrasa in Marrakesh – it’s a truly incredible building with beautiful ornate tiling and intricate stonework.

The original piece is on a full sheet of Arches hot pressed rough textured paper, which was beautiful to work on. I drew the foundation of the painting with pencil, then coloured in gouache and watercolour and then added detailing in ink over the top.