Tuesday, 30 April 2013


Seed Gallery invited me to be part of their upcoming Alphabet exhibition. To match the W I decided to base the work on the word 'wanderer' and then lo and behold it turned out all wild west-ish, albeit a funny alien wild west.
There are 26 artists in the show and Seed is producing a pack of alphabet cards from the show and the original works will be for sale too. The exhibition opens on the 25th of June, more about it here.

Cabin in the woods...

This painting is for my submission to the Chromacon art book, inspired by Swedish Falu cottages. I'm really pleased with curtains and the colour palette. Might get some prints of it made to sell at Chromacon, less than 2 weeks to go! Also if you want a copy of the art book or just to support the festival you can do so here.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

4 seasons in 40 something days





These are the final four illustrations for the project I've been working on. I'm not sure whether I'm allowed to show off the final designs with fonts and all yet so I'll keep em under my hat. 
I've just noticed I have a tendency to put headless ladies at the top and legless men at the bottom, hmmm.

Busy little bouquet

Just an evening sketch, still using up my extra gouache from my Diverse City paintings. Fun to do something a little more folky.

Monday, 22 April 2013


Well the drought has broken and now all manner of mysterious mushrooms have been popping up, the weirdest was a sprinkling of small pale shrooms the size of lawn daisies which were all through the garden but then had disappeared an hour or two later.
This painting is a couple of months old but I thought it appropriate to post considering that there is currently grass poking through our deck and the aforementioned mystery mushrooms.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Quiet time

I'm trawling over new and old images of mine to make into prints for Chromacon. This new one is a reworking of this sketch from last year. Not sure yet whether to do it as a postcard or print....
Any suggestions of my old works to turn into postcards or prints would be greatly appreciated! 

Morning sketch

Today's lil sketch was a self portrait, done while listening to mine and Nigel's radio show(!). New heights of narcissism?
Done from my head and not from my reflection. Got my glasses all wrong cos I had to take them off to look at them then wasn't wearing them when I painted them on. Now that it's getting colder I will have a permanent red nose and warm ugly sweater until at least October

Sunday, 7 April 2013


My Zombie Resume is still going strong, it's in this awesome comics anthology. Looking forward to seeing it on lovely newsprint! The Auckland launch is at The Audio Foundation on the 20th of April with a bunch of bands, starts at 6.30. More info here

Friday, 5 April 2013

Good morning

I'm trying to loosen up my work, this lil' morning sketch was laid down in paint first (no preliminary pencil sketching, eeek!), with no idea of what it was going to be before I started. The colours are left overs from some recent paintings.