The Paradise that is Garden Island, Australia

Long before Amy and I arrived in Australia or even knew that we would one day in the near future end up here, we dreamed of getting to Australia so we could visit the private island that her grandparents own.  They built the house and landscaped the rest of the island creating a little garden paradise on a tiny island. We were unsure that we would ever get

By | 2018-10-03T23:04:00+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Categories: BLOG|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Inktober 2018. Ink Illustrations for Day 1-3

2018 is the first time I have participated in Inktober and for those who do not know what this means, Inktober is an artist challenge that runs the length of October in which artist post an ink drawing everyday to social media.  It is a way for artists to force themselves to push out work as fast as possible while and at a steady pace for one month.

By | 2018-10-03T19:51:10+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Categories: BLOG|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Walks, Hikes, Bikes, and Canyoning in and around the Sydney Region

Over the last few months Amy and I have been doing at least one long hike or walk every two weeks to explore the city and the surrounding area.  Sydney is encompassed by three major national parks on all three sides (Ku Ring Gai to the North, The Blue Mountains to the West, and The Royal National Park to the South) all of which have a larger footprint

By | 2018-10-03T23:05:44+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Categories: BLOG|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

King of the Dead Ink Drawing

King of the Dead.  Drawn on 9 x 12 inch watercolour paper with Micron 0.5mm pens.  This is the cumulation of about 40- 50 hours of line drawing, crosshatching, and stippling.  This piece is the most detailed ink drawing I have ever untaken and a progression in different techniques which I feel I am starting to master.  This is a representation of the King of the Dead is

By | 2018-08-28T18:24:55+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Categories: BLOG|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A quick trip to Auckland, New Zealand

A few weeks ago I had to quickly leave Australia to reapply for my visa and so I took a quick 24 hour trip to Auckland, New Zealand.  I wasn't too excited to go as I went by myself, without Amy, and I didn't have my snowboard with me so I couldn't take advantage of the mountains in the middle of winter.  Coming from Canada I saw little

By | 2018-10-03T23:06:18+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Categories: BLOG|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A New Chapter: Moving from Canada to Australia

For those who don't know last month, after 3 years I left Vancouver and relocated, with my partner Amy to the sunny shores of Australia.  This all came about very quick.  We decided and two weeks later arrived in Sydney.  It was a chaotic few weeks in which we had to figure out my visa, sell most of our things, find someone to take over the apartment lease,

By | 2018-10-03T23:08:44+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Categories: BLOG|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Limited Edition A Delicate Balance Prints for Sale: Colour and Black & White Versions

After years of pondering, a few failed launches due to lack of skill in dealing with the complexity of these pieces, I began to undertake colouring the Delicate Balance series.  Over the last 6 months I have coloured three of the original ink drawings digitally, using Photoshop.  I have learned a lot from colouring these and they are responsible for an incredible increase in my speed and knowledge

By | 2018-08-02T19:29:18+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Categories: BLOG|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments