I am an Australian illustrator residing in the vibrant port city of Fremantle.
Since a young age, I’ve had an enormous passion for creative pursuits; in particular, music, writing and visual arts. I like to say I got hit rather hard with the ‘art stick’. The art stick knocked a great deal of creativity into me, while knocking out such superfluous skills as mathematics, a sense of direction and the ability to remember people’s names.
My creative endeavours have led me down a variety of paths. I first chose to follow my love for music, initially training at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where I graduated with a Bachelor in Music Studies (Jazz Voice). Throughout this time, I continued writing and drawing. After working as a music teacher for five years, my passion for visual art tempted me down a different path and I began to pursue a career in illustration.
At first, I struggled to choose an artistic field to skill to specialise in. Why choose a single toy from the box when you can play with ALL of them? I also loved stories – both writing them and reading them – and wanted to include that in my work somehow. Eventually, I came to realise that if I couldn’t choose one thing to be good at, I should look at a field which requires me to be good at almost everything. As it turns out, comics are exactly that!
I started creating my webcomic, Blue Star Rebellion, as a ‘practice run’ of sorts. I wanted to develop my skills, and create some work for my portfolio. Well, it didn’t take long for the scope of that project to completely run away from me, nor for me to fall in love with the vertical scrolling webcomic medium! I’m now committed to telling my own stories, in spaces where I can engage with an excited audience, and share with them the vast universe and many characters which rattle around in my imagination.
It’s free to read, so if you’re curious – go check it out!
The handsome chap I’m holding is my chihuahua, Pippin. He enjoys long walks, treats and barking at strangers.
Work is of these types/genres:-
Fantasy, Sci-fi, Webcomics
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