Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Red Dish

Happy Easter everyone, here's one of my egg paintings from the Hot X Buns exhibition. 

Explorerer


I had a wee job for a friend to do an image of a female explorer with a giant magnifying glass. As I always really like getting an inside view into other peoples process I thought I'd include my process sketches too.

sketching ideas

sketch version

ink version

And the colour version again


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Egg head


Another painting for Hot X Buns which is on this weekend Friday 11th April, 6pm - late, Saturday 12th April, 11am - 4pm, Sunday 13th April, 11am - 4pm. On Sunday there will be hot cross buns, from Bread & Butter Bakery and CafeKokako Organic Coffee and hot chocolate in the studio. From 1pm the Quick Draw sketch gang will be in the studio, come along and commission an on-the-spot portrait for only $10 (realistic or monster version).

Saturday, 5 April 2014

HOT X BUNS



I was lucky enough to be asked to put some work in this upcoming exhibition, I'll be alongside a bunch of super talented ladies. The exhibition is only up for a few days but there are events on the Friday (the opening) and Sunday (closing) and we have lots of great sponsors for all the major food groups; beer, gin, coffee, hot chocolate and, of course hot cross buns.
As we are all illustrators there will also be prints/cards/postcards for sale so even if you don't want to shell out the big bucks you'll be able to afford something. 
Poster image by the brilliant Rebecca ter Borg

Thursday, 20 March 2014

You egg


These are a couple of works for an Easter exhibition, 'Hot X Buns' which will take place above St Kevin's Arcade in Auckland. The exhibition will up from the 11th-14th of April. More info to come!

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Stock take

I'm slowly getting my cards stocked at Auckland's best independent book shops, so far I have them at magnificent Time Out in Mt Eden and the marvelous Unity Books in the city. Now to not spend all my earnings on more wonderful books.
Aaand here's a picture of Cary Grant reading.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

New in town


My cards arrived yesterday, here's a couple of shots of my sausage friend in some sunny spots. The bottom pic is the card with the original.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

New card design

I should have this friendly fellow ready by next week or so. If it looks a little familiar that will be because I based on my Dasch it! sketch from last year, love that colour combo of purple, brown and red.
Also some of my cards are now available at the wonderful Time Out Bookstore in Mt Eden, Auckland.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Lets go shopppping!

I've been making the most of this beautiful weather by (finally) photographing my cards, they are now available on my Etsy shop. Next on my to do list is updating Felt shop (for those in NZ) so stay tuned.







Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Sketchbook doodles in paint

My sketchbook is mostly filled with rough drafts and scratchy pencil drawings, these days I much prefer paint to pencil. These are a couple of recent paint sketches, feeling spooky!

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Noo yeah

Happy 2014! Here's a little summery sketch which I didn't end up developing. Wish 2014 was the year of the gator but maybe it's time to get better at drawing horses. Hope my fellow Southern hemisphere dwellers are having a great summer (apologies Northern pals..)

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Match made in Wellington

I now have a bunch of my stuff stocked at the super cool Matchbox Studios in Wellington, they're a shop and gallery and are full of amazing wares (i.e. cat/rabbit/dog temporary tattoos!!). So if you're in the market for prints/cards/postcards/bookplates and you're in Wellington pop in, and if you're not in Welly you can browse their online shop, win win!
Fine em here: matchboxstudios.co.nz/ and friend em here facebook.com/matchboxwellington




Monday, 16 December 2013

Pull up to the (Summer) Bumper, baby

Here's a job I did for the awesome folks at Grove Guide for their Summer Bumper issue, a cover image and a map of NZ to show the new years hot spots. It was fun doing some lettering for a change too. Want to be swimming RIGHT NOW.

Here's how the cover turned out. I don't have an image of the map in print at the moment but will stick it up when I do.




Monday, 9 December 2013

Fair warether friends

Some sweet trades from the Auckland Art and Craft Fair

A cute screen printed Huia pouch from Millicent Crow

A fantastic circus themed screen print by Supercrafti

And TWO sets of amazing hand made hand painted earrings by Sly Fox, that's a pair of lynxes on the left and a honey badger snake pair on the right. I REALLY need to get my ears repierced...


Saturday, 7 December 2013

Ware-abouts



Some photos from the Auckland Art and Craft Fair last weekend. Thanks to everyone who came by and thanks to Sam and Emily for the photos and subsequent visit to the pre-stink-but still-flowering corpse flower

Friday, 29 November 2013

New card designs


Just a reminder that I'll be at the Auckland Art and Craft Fair tomorrow (11-3, Aotea centre), I'll be debuting these two new card designs. Merry Krampus everyone!!

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Extra awesome



The lovely Ellie behind Extra Curricular dropped off some copies of the issue I did the cover for, there's also an interview with me inside and pictures of my unusually-clean-but-still-a-bit-messy studio. Don't try to read it here, go buy yrself a copy!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Well well, I'm delighted to announce that the lovely Ellie May behind the excellent local mag Extra Curricular asked me to to the cover for the summer adventure issue. Such an honour and not only that but there's also an interview with me and some photos of my tidier-than-normal studio. Haven't seen it in print yet but you can nab a copy here http://extracurricularmag.bigcartel.com/ or here http://felt.co.nz/shop/extracurricular or at the Auckland Art and Craft Fair on the 30th of November.


Monday, 18 November 2013

Circles on calendars

Lots going on at the moment, Seed Gallery's Diamonds in the Rough exhibition opens on Thursday night then is up until the 7th of Dec. The same deal as previous years, a bunch of artists get 10 wooden objects to artify. My set this year is all painted on black paper, it's called Nightlife and features aquatic looking plants/Gelatinous zooplankton. Here's one, photo courtesy of Seed Gallery:

The other thing which is coming up is the Auckland Art and Craft Fair which is on 11-3pm on the 30th of November at Aotea Square. There's an interview with me on their blog here.