26 June, 2010


Great success for Freya Blackwood!  She has been presented with the Kate Greenaway Award for best illustrator in 2010.  Her stunning illustrations for the picture book Harry & Hopper written by Margaret Wild, were judged to be the winner in this year's event. Very well deserved and I'm looking forward to seeing so much more of Freya's talent in years to come.

23 June, 2010

Grandpas and grandchildren

I've been very fortunate to work with Margaret Wild on two picture books. One is called Chatterbox, first published in 2006, and the other is called Grandpa Baby published in 2009. These are some illustrations from the lovely Grandpa Baby, one of my favourite books. Grandpa has swapped roles with his grand-daughter for the day and I think he is really enjoying the role!  This book has recently been nominated for the 2010 Speech Pathology Australia Awards, and was a delightful story to illustrate.
For these illustrations I worked digitally, drawing and painting using Photoshop..

13 June, 2010


Three cheers to Freya Blackwood for her well-deserved place on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2010.
Freya has illustrated Margaret Wild's beautiful story Harry & Hopper with great sensitivity and understated charm. This is evident in all her illustrated books.
My fingers are crossed for a Freya Blackwood win at the end of June 2010.
See more of Freya's work here.

08 June, 2010

New book coming soon

I've been checking the proofs for a brand-new book which I've illustrated and will be published later this year. This is a fun book and as you can see, features babies galore. I'll reveal more in the coming months.

06 June, 2010

So many cats...

My book illustrations often feature cats of all kinds. Fat, happy, athletic or devious. Some of these drawings date back to 1979 when I illustrated Jean Chapman's fabulous collection of all things catty in an anthology called Velvet Paws & Whiskers.