Artist Bio

Self Portrait

Web developer by day, illustrator by night. Traditional media artist.

Where do you get your inspiration? Who are your influences? In short? Everywhere. I have an  evolving growing list of amazing creators such as Arthur Rackham,  Maurice Sendak, Mab Graves, Aubrey Beardsley, Brian Froud, Charles Addams, Ralph Steadman, Tara McPherson, Iren Horrors, Abigail Larson, Anthony Clarkson, Roman Dirge, Gris Grimly & Mercer Mayer. Inspiration surrounds me daily with a bookshelf full of authors such as E.A.Poe, HP Lovecraft, fairytales, folklore and ghost stories, as well as constantly indulging in films and music.

Where were you born? I was born and currently reside in New Zealand. An hour's drive away from Hobbitville.

Where did you go to school? I've been drawing since I can remember but recently attended university and gained a BA with Hons , majoring in illustration for my final two years.  Since then I've worked on personal projects, commission work, exhibited my work and create artwork for Society6.

What medium do you work in? I work primarily with inks, watercolors, and coffee, creating unique mixed-media illustrations. I use indian ink with a nib for most of the line work or Staedtler pens. Recently I made my very own batch of walnut ink and am currently exploring this as a medium as well.

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