Back in my youth and early adulthood (it’s still early, really!) my 3 favourite subjects were Motorcycle Racing, Wildlife and Surrealism. They are all still up there, I guess the order of love has changed with each subject. These subjects showed up in a lot of my work while completing a BVA degree at JCU in Townsville. I was always drawing as a youngster, so my background has always been in Illustration. But now that I think and look back and compare it to where I am today, it’s more the process of creation and the joy of creating unique pieces was and still is my passion. I love the process of creating a piece of art, be it a painting or a website or taking a photograph. My favourite artist is Salvador Dali, which inspired a few pieces of art in my past. I think the attraction to Dali was his ability to take real life objects and display them in a unique (surreal) setting.
WILDLIFE! One of my all time biggest dreams has always been to live 6mnths out of every year on a property in the middle of Africa where the animals roam free and I can photograph and illustrate these beautiful creatures, something similar to the life and times of Bookey Peek. I’ll keep dreaming for now but you never know right.
I hope you enjoy these examples below, they were all painted/illustrated between 91 – 93. They’re not perfect but represent an important step in my life. :0)