I'm constantly making or drawing something, usually with clay or watercolours. I'm also available for commission if you would like a personalised artwork for yourself or as a gift, just get in touch!
Flow, a term coined by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, is a state of total immersion. It's that feeling you get when you begin a task only to glance at the clock a moment later and realise hours have peacefully passed. It's a state of total involvement and unwavering motivation. It's an incredible feeling. Mandalas help me enter my own state of flow.
I have an obsession with the rockpools on the back beaches of the Mornington Peninsula. Little water-worlds with the most curious inhabitants, exquisite shapes and wonderful textures.
Altered Art Journal
This is an altered art journal. Purchasing professional artist journals is great and there's no doubt that they're beautiful, but sometimes they can add a little too much pressure to the creative process. I like to experiment in an altered art journal instead, like the one pictured above. I picked up this novel for $2 at the op shop in April and have been filling it up with collage and acrylic work since. The printed text makes you carefully consider your background first and foremost as you determine how you will work with what already exists on the page. Sometimes I want to mask the words completely, sometimes it's nice to let them show through, or decide on a code that allows the text to govern the creative process. This journal is all about exploring ideas and expressing inner states and the creative process is of just as much, if not more, importance than the final product.
Acrylic, markers, gel pen, collage.
I have an unhealthy obsession with houseplants. Watercolour pencils, fineliner.
Australia is home to the most magnificent creatures. Tissue paper collage.
Recipes for Esperanto
Some work for Esperanto magazine, 2016. Markers, digital.
2016 art journaling adventures exploring whether it's more important in art to be playful or productive. Markers, collage, digital.