Malasaña, oil on plywood, 70 x 70cm, 2015.
Will Wright Media specialises in turning complex research and ideas into plain, easily accessible English. As writing and editing professionals, they are passionate about working with people and organisations to tell their stories in engaging ways.
Will Wright approached me earlier this year to help him create an identity for his business. He wanted a simple logo mark and some supporting imagery for his website and future printed collateral. Above all he wanted the identity to be personable, approachable and unexpected. Tired of standard, overly corporate stock imagery we came up with the idea of creating mini dioramas that would creatively tell his story. The results are below.
For my first post for 2015 I’d like to share some water colour illustrations I made late last year for the Brookfield Garden Centre. Located in Brisbane, the busy, community minded plant nursery wanted some imagery to support their evolving brand. The drawings needed to be fresh and contemporary, with a colourful edge and the brief was incredibly open – just that they resemble plants and bird life. It was a fantastic project and one I enjoyed immensely. I spent a few summer afternoons swashing around some water colours and voila! here are some of the drawings. Prints have already been made onto tea towels, with more products for the gift shop on the way.
I am very proud and happy to have been asked this year to collaborate with Hunting for George.
As part of the Hunting Collective, a little posse of like minded creatives selected by HFG, I’ve been asked to create a limited edition clock.
A hunting theme is the thread that pulls the collective together. Perception is something that interests me very much as an artist – like any painter since painting began, it’s people’s perception that I seek to alter, influence, stimulate and speak to.
With this in mind, camouflage seemed to me a playful way to link my clock to the hunting theme, and it’s a focus that has allowed me to create a visual tension and interest in the piece. There is always something appealing about a dirty piece of curtain fabric, particularly when there are moving parts camouflaging within its surface. I also managed to sneak in a pastel pink gradient. If you look carefully, within the circle face of the clock there is another smaller circle just out of registration, camouflaging quietly in the busyness. There, I just made you look!
There are 11 other clocks in the collective and they are all stunning. They will all be auctioned online from 20-30 November. More details soon.