Season Annual is a full-colour publication that brings together football, reportage, and design and provides a platform for up and coming illustrators. I contributed to two pages for the upcoming publication, documenting Romelu Lukaku’s hat-trick against Sunderland, and Dimitri Payet’s rabona assist against Watford in September 2016. Keep an eye out for its release later this year: http://www.seasonannual.com/
A study in Mandalas and the human skull. A fun personal and meditative piece full of gritty details.
Pencil and digital.
Re-imagining the Adlay or Chav in a world where they are understood and, one some level, admired. A personal project. Pencil and digital.
A study in colourful fruit illustration using a combination of ink and digital colouring. Sweet, tropical, fruit.
In early 2015 I was invited to take part in a group show at an inner-west cafe/gallery. I put together a series of works inspired by tribes-people and existentialism. Deep huh? I had just become a father, this is how I dealt with the new responsibilities..
I challenged myself to an artwork a day during February, with one limitation. I couldn't make a mark with pen or pencil (or stylus)... so I took to scissors and paper to create the set of illustrations you see here. The best pick of the bunch.
I have two favourite footballers and both their names start to Z. To be honest I don't mind missing the A to Y of footballers if I get to watch these guys play all day.
Digital illustrations and animation
These are a series of monochrome works, self initiated, inspired by sci-fi and the spiritual (if you hadn't guessed by now). Best consumed while on mushrooms or straight after meditation.
Sometimes we see what we want to see. Personal illustration.
In 2015 Arcade Screen Printing put together a screen printing show, inspired by superheroes. I decided to mix my love for football and superheroes and took inspiration from the 2006 World Cup final (specifically Zidane's brain snap). The more I thought about it, the more I found similarities between Zizou and The Hulk...
Three colour screen print, on 260gsm Satin Card
Once upon a time, not so long ago, I bought an IKEA desk. One of those ones that tilts up to help one draw better — I lusted over this desk for months but when I finally got it, it really didn't get used that much at all. Poor thing.
Scanned pen illustration
The Newtown Art Seat is a cylindrical display case in busy foot traffic in the heart of Newtown. I was commissioned by Marrickville Council to create an artwork for display in late 2014. I spent some time mulling over things I could make to fit this unique shape. It soon occurred to me that the seat reminded me of a zoetrope — something I obsessed over as a kid. I used that as an inspiration point for what I wanted to make.
Digital print, installed into public seating
Fourth Wave Wine is a family owned importer and wholesaler dedicated to modern and affordable European wines, a relatively boutique company in an industry of big importers. I was commissioned by Fourth Wave Wines in 2011 to design a new wine label for their boutique Spanish wine range. They wanted a label inspired by Joan Miró's paintings and the Spanish coastline.
Digital illustration, printed on label stock
Each year, Kooyong winery releases a new vintage of their single vineyard varieties of wines. In early 2011 I was approached to work on producing illustrations for this particular year. As the event was to be held in an elegant Japanese restaurant, I was to take inspiration from traditional Japanese woodblock printing — while maintaining a modern colour palette.
Digital illustration, printed on 300gsm card
These are screen printed illustrations, created as part of a group show with the Dead Bird Society, at the Scratch Art Space. An exploration of the dichotomy of science and mysticism. A playful banter between creationism and backyard monsters.
Single colour screen prints on 350gsm Ecostar Card
Here and there. Love and denial.
These are a series of illustrations based on the theme 'absence'. A submission for an art magazine that unfortunately never made it off the ground.
Digital illustrations from scanned pencil drawings
The Lord Nelson is Sydney's oldest continually licensed hotel, located in the historic Rocks precinct and home of Australia's oldest pub brewery. They required bespoke illustrations as part of their advertising and point of sale campaigns — it had to reflect their motto of "Handcrafted, preservative free and naturally brewed."
Digital illustration from pencil sketch