Born Freelance

What is the life of an illustrator like? An article I wrote for BLUME magazine, published May 2017.

It is well known that illustrators get out of bed around the time people with proper jobs are having their lunch breaks. Idly sipping the first coffee of the day, the illustrator leafs through the newspaper, watches birds clowning outside the breakfast room window, and daydreams. Three or four coffees later, the illustrator is suddenly struck by inspiration, jumps up from the chaise lounge, rushes – still wearing pyjamas – to the large antique oak desk and works furiously for a couple of hours, creating watercolour paintings Continue reading “Born Freelance”

Everglades signage

Everglades in Leura is a National Trust property built in the 1930s. The historic house is set in rambling gardens designed by renowned landscape designer Paul Sorensen.

I was asked to come up with drawings to use on signage for children’s activities. The illustrations feature wood ducks, which are a native type of duck that lives in the main part of the garden, using the old swimming pool and foraging on the lawns. The signs are placed near an outdoor stage, on a large terraced lawn and next to a little creek that runs through the property.

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