Part of a series of illustrations for Folktale Week 2018. ‘The Forest Bride’ is a Finnish Folktale about a woodsman who discovers his sweetheart (a little mouse!) in a little cottage in the woods. When he proclaims his love for her, a spell is broken and she returns to her original form – a beautiful princess, of course!
A little self portrait designed for my social media avatar. Here I am in the moonlight, surrounded by my tropical garden in Bali, with banana leaves, parlour palms and bird of paradise flowers. In the background, some symbols to represent my love of art history, mysticism and the mythology of ancient cultures – the pyramids of Giza and a cheeky snake adorned with the Eye of Providence.
A children’s book character created for Christmas and a series of ‘Winter Vibes’ prompts created by the Instagram illustration community. This is Petunia hiding her pudding rolls under a pine tree print sweater.
The first in my ‘Spirited Women’ series. This is Jena, an intuitive guide, writer and energy shifter, with her spirit animal the magnificent lion. She’s a flame-haired Leo with African roots and I’ve depicted her here with gypsy tea leaves, red and yellow flowers, a meditation tent and some luscious Moroccan cushions.
A commissioned intuitive portrait to decorate a bohemian-style home in Australia. The subject is pictured with her beautiful tri-coloured tabby cat, Willow, in a magical metaphorical glasshouse filled with roses, potted plants and blackberries. A cheeky pink and grey galah and the blossoms of a red flowering gum peek in from outside.
Part of my ‘Spirited Women’ series of intuitive portraits. This is Chloe, a jewellery maker from the Netherlands, a maker of beautiful faery-like perfume bottle necklaces and lover of the woods. Here she is reading stories to her spirit animal, the white leopard, under the moonlight. The trees in the distance are blowing with the winds of change.
One of a series of ‘Inspiring Women’ for the Inktober Feminists 2018 challenge. My idea was to depict each woman clothed in the iconic graphic designs of her era. Here is author and activist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in a dress filled with a vibrant African ankara print.
A commissioned piece to celebrate a daughter’s birthday. This is Gisela, a young yogini who loves to travel and dream. Here she is with her spirit animal, the brown bear, in a garden of flowers and cacti. She wears a medicine woman cloak and wears an expression of calm resolution as she considers her journey ahead.
A commissioned work for a contemporary Shanghainese café and restaurant. These five framed prints will be hung above the dining area and depict a bunch of trendy diners enjoying their dumplings, green tea, spicy fish soup, cocktails and rice bowls.
Part of a series of illustrations for Folktale Week 2018. ‘The Rose Maiden’ is a grizzly German Folktale about a royal scandal – a mysterious pregnancy that results in a baby being born with a rose in her forehead – and the ghoulish acts of the princess to keep her secret safe. In the end, the re-animated corpse of the poor little rose maiden is found, and she is finally given justice when a talisman reveals her true identity.
A fun editorial piece about travel blogging and the rise of instagram celebrity set in a French boutique hotel room.
Part of my ‘Spirited Women’ series of intuitive portraits. This is Nicola, a dancer, tantrika and yogini from New Zealand. She is a full time lover and ritual addict. Here she is floating embryo-like in the primordial soup of creation with her spirit animal, the Nile crocodile, surrounded by lotus flowers, strange jellyfish and wearing a kimono covered in scarlet serpents.
One of a series of ‘Inspiring Women’ for the Inktober Feminists 2018 challenge. My idea was to depict each woman clothed in the iconic graphic designs of her era. Here is activist Coretta Scott King in a dress filled with a 1960s floral print (inspired by the sundress she wore in a famous photo of her on holidays with husband Martin Luther).
A self-initiated portrait for popular Instagram fashionista, hijab stylist and makeup artist Mihoona from the Maldives. Experimenting with a loose, colourful style and bold black lines, with a splash of Matisse and Gauguin.
Part of my ‘Spirited Women’ series of intuitive portraits. This is Deebika, a young animal rights activist, yogini, feminist and reiki master from Sri Lanka. Here she is relaxing in her jungle dreamworld with her spirit animal, the Barn Owl, surrounded by sensual fruits, fairy lights and a portrait of her muse, the inimitable Frida Kahlo.
Part of my ‘Spirited Women’ series of intuitive portraits. This is Aliza, a cheeky vegan chef from Boston. She makes the most incredible compassionate cuisine and has the unique gift of spreading sunshine wherever she goes. Here she is with her lemon-yellow food truck, parked by a desert beach, slingin’ vegan tacos and smoothies.
Available to purchase as a print and home decor items via my online shop. This depicts one of my favourite scenes from the Bali travel blogger lifestyle – posing by the pool and enjoying luscious fruit platters for breakfast every day.
One of a series of ‘Inspiring Women’ for the Inktober Feminists 2018 challenge. My idea was to depict each woman clothed in the iconic graphic designs of her era. Here is actress Marlene Dietrich in a dress filled with a 1930s wallpaper print, looking typically fierce and formidable with her dramatic eyebrows and cheekbones.
Part of my ‘Spirited Women’ series of intuitive portraits. This is Gioia, a jewellery maker from Sardinia, a world traveller and spirit sister. Here she is playing her ukelele to her spirit guide, Kayumari the fire god of the Wixárica tribe, as the sun rises. A spiderweb clings to the deer’s antlers and new growth is rising from the once-burnt landscape. Gioia wears her Grandmother’s coral jewellery and one foot dips into the waters of Lemuria.
One in a set of wedding invitations for cute couple Shana and Isuru. The bride and groom are dancing with their guests under the lantern lights, covered in colourful confetti, and kicking up their heels.
A commissioned work for a contemporary Shanghainese bar and restaurant. This will be a 10 metre wide mural painted above the dining area and depicts a group of trendy diners partying with their dumplings and cocktails.
A fun editorial piece about travel blogging and the rise of instagram celebrity set in the Italian Riviera. It’s all about the choc mint gelato!
A commissioned piece to celebrate a little boy’s birthday. A surprise gift from Dad, this is Sebastian in an imaginary prehistoric world with his pet tyrannosaurus rex, his favourite toy digger and a ‘big boys’ book of pirates.
A commissioned piece for a newlywed couple to celebrate moving into their new home. Grant is a barista and Nerissa is a tarot card reader and intuitive business coach, and their little A-frame house is nestled amongst the ferns in the Australia bush.
One of a series of ‘Inspiring Women’ for the Inktober Feminists 2018 challenge. My idea was to depict each woman clothed in the iconic graphic designs of her era. Here is Betty Friedan, author of The Feminist Mystique and instigator of the second wave of American Feminism. Her dress is filled with a 1960s home decor print, and she’s pictured with one of her most famously provocative quotes. Amen to that, sister!
One in a set of wedding invitations for cute couple Shana and Isuru. The bride and groom are standing on a beautifully decorated ‘Poruwa’ stand – part of a traditional Sinhalese wedding ceremony.
A commissioned work for an contemporary asian-fusion bar and restaurant in Bali. This will be a 10 metre wide mural painted above the bar area and depicts a tropical scene reminiscent of 70s Mid Century Modern travel posters. To see more of this branding project click here.
A cosy little character for the ‘A Week of Winter Vibes’ challenge created by Instagram’s illustration community this December. This illustration accurately portrays my night life during the winter months.
One of a series of ‘Inspiring Women’ for the Inktober Feminists 2018 challenge. My idea was to depict each woman clothed in the iconic graphic designs of her era. Here is Yoko Ono in a dress filled with a psychadelic 1960s ‘Yellow Submarine’ inspired design.
A commissioned work for a popular café and coffee shop in the Maldives. These were made into a series of decals for the windows of the café. The theme was ‘We are Maldives’ and the portraits celebrate the diversity of the island nation and it’s budding café culture.