The circus comes to town! See Julietta the Juggler, Cymbeline the Cycling Queen and Mr. Volcano juggle, fly and captivate the crowd!
The Circus Book is a full colour, thirty-two page book written by Helen Lindstrom and illustrated by Alice Lindstrom. It is appropriate for children aged between three and seven years of age.
The Adventures of Frankie is a picture book in progress. It is the story of a playful dog and a potted plant in need of a new home.
My illustrations for The Adventures of Frankie use a combination of watercolour and ink drawing overlaid with a mixture of digital and collaged elements.
The Adventures of Frankie is written and illustrated by Alice Lindstrom.
The Authentic Women's Journal was an initiative of Huddle, a Melbourne based creative agency. The journal was published in May 2016. It featured a collection of artwork, short stories and poems by female artists and writers from around Australia. I was commissioned to design an illustration spread that celebrated womanhood and female solidarity. I created an original collage which was then scanned and used for the spread.
George and Nick were getting married in the lush countryside of regional Victoria. I wanted to create a wedding invite that captured the whimsical, charming and celebratory nature of the ceremony they were planning. I also designed a playful transport lift out to accompany the invitations. I used a mixture of watercolour painting and digital composition in order to create the finished invite.
Rita and Ben held their wedding reception at the Tamarama Surf Club in Sydney, New South Wales. I wanted to create a wedding invite that depicted the unique beauty of the location, as well as evoking the Modernist quality of mid century Australian artists, such as Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith.
I was commissioned to design this poster as an early learning aid. I designed the Look at Chooks poster to be a simple guide to identifying chickens. I used bright, bold and colourful images designed to appeal to a toddler learning basic words and sounds.
Look at Chooks is A2 in size and was created using a mixture of hand-made collage and digital compilation.
Lost in Cotton is an illustrated picture book. It is written by author and poet Nellie Van Dyk. The story is based on her childhood memory of walking to and from school in Arnhem, Holland and the danger and excitement of the growing fog.
Lost in Cotton is fourteen pages in length and suitable for children aged between four and seven years of age.
This is an ongoing series of collages I have made that are figurative in nature or depict interior and still-life scenes. In each of these collages I have used my cut and paste collage method. I take paper that I have painted and then cut it to resemble the size of a brush stroke. The final image is composed of hundreds of different pieces of coloured paper fixed to a board. From a distance the finished collages have a painterly effect.
Modern Art Madames is a series of six illustrations that teamed iconic Modern artists with fabric and dress design. Each work is created using a cut and paste technique; I glued individual pieces of paper to a board to assemble the final image. I later scanned the original collages and made limited edition prints which were sold in sets of two.
The artists I referenced include Henri Matisse, Jean-Jaques Rosseau, Gustav Klimt, Joan Miró, Georges Braque and Fernand Léger.
This collaged card series is a celebration of plants, plant nurseries and green thumbs. These cards will soon be available to purchase in a pack of four from this site.
This category of collages is comprised of individual commissions, demonstrations that were used in collage workshops for young children or a response to an illustration brief.
The Real Australians Say Welcome image was part of Australian artist Peter Drew's campaign which promoted racial inclusivity and drew attention to the plight of refugees. In comparison, A Portrait of Wally Olins was part of a project to celebrate the life and creative contribution of British brand guru Wally Olins.
I was asked to design the poster for an Adelaide Fringe Show named Neue Pinakothek. My aim was to create a joyful, playful and fantastical image that anticipated the theme and style of the show. I used a combination of collage and painting to create the image. Printed A2 posters were displayed around the city in the lead up to the Fringe Festival.
The Women is an ongoing series of collages I have created that explore womanhood and celebrate female sexuality, empowerment and solidarity.
Women Who Draw is a worldwide directory of female illustrators and artists. In January 2017 they put a global call-out asking for submissions from female artists and illustrators that celebrated and promoted the upcoming Women's March on January 21, 2017. I used a combination of hand-cut collage and digital compilation to create my contribution to the cause.
This series of collages explores pattern, design and style. Several of the collages in this category were commissioned and others are a response to individual illustration briefs.
The Little Orgy is a series of collages inspired by the colourful, orgiastic and dreamlike paintings of Der Blaue Reiter and the German Expressionists.
Each collage is A6 in size and composed of coloured card. This series in ongoing.
A Home in the Hills is a large scale collage of a house in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, where I lived for a period of time. The collage depicts the house and property on which I lived and is a homage to the beauty of the land and the animals and native bird life-that inhabit it.
This collage will soon be available to purchase from this site as a limited edition, signed artist print. Details will be posted shortly.
The Dream is a series of postcard sized collages that were completed while on an artist residency in Berlin. Each collage explores the enigmatic, archetypal and surreal qualities of dreaming and imagination. The Dream is equally inspired by the bizarre and fantastical illustrations in medieval manuscripts from the thirteenth century.