Thursday, December 15, 2011

and the winner is...

...Kristen Ruddock!

Congrats, I'll be posting your 'Keep Clear' painting early next week. I will also facebook message you to get your address details. Enjoy your early Xmas pressie!

And a big thanks to everyone who bought at the studio sale. My gals are all going to ace homes. I might even make this an end of year tradition. For you late Xmas shoppers, there are still some paintings left but get in quick, the shop will close on Tues 20th Dec but will re open in the new year.

Merry Xmas and happy holidays!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

studio sale and giveaway!

'Sizzle' SOLD
'Beat' SOLD 'Whammy' SOLD
'Shebang' SOLD 'Strutter' SOLD

Hey folks, I'm having a pre Xmas studio sale of original artworks and prints, direct from me and commission free! Prices starting at $125, perfect for a Xmas pressie or a little treat for you. All works above are acrylic and pencil on plywood, 215 x 150mm, $125 ea. Click on the pic to enlarge.

The paintings below are acrylic and chinagraph on canvas, 305 x 305 x 30mm, $275 ea. There are also some larger works on canvas and original paintings on paper in my shop.

'Bottoms Up' SOLD

'Play Your Cards Right' SOLD 'Bam a Lama' SOLD

'Bunny' SOLD and 'Enter Here'

'Large Size' and 'The Whole Shebang'

'Tan Fastic' SOLD and 'Self Service'

'Tart Here' and 'Enter at Own Risk'

Enter at Own Risk is slightly larger at 405 x 405mm, $330.

The three giclee prints below have been printed onto canvas using archival inks. The printing quality really is great and I have only printed one of each on canvas so VERY limited. 305 x 305 x 30mm, $125ea.

'The Shimmys' SOLD

'The Breadmakers' SOLD

Postage can be arranged or you can pick up if you are nearby (Melbourne peeps) before Dec 21st.

And to get all Christmas like, I've got a giveaway! Head to my facebook page, like me just a little bit and you'll get a whole lotta love back by going into the draw to win this original artwork below, 'Keep Clear' (acrylic and pencil on 300gsm Arches watercolour paper, 255 x 285 mm). All previous facebook likers (who don't need any bribing) will automatically go into the draw. I will announce the winner here on the 16th Dec. Good luck!

Please email me at with any enquiries.

That is all.....

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Here's a sneak peek of some new work for the Off The Hip exhibition. The giclee prints on canvas of CD artwork came up a treat thanks to Lantern printing. Thanks Karl! Come check it out over the next week Nov 18-26th at Of The Hip, 381 Flinders Lane, enter Tavistock Place. Opening tomorrow night, Fri 18th at 7pm, bands at 7.30pm.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

viva frida!

Early November is the best festival of the year celebrated in Mexico, Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. I've been working on a Frida Kahlo piece and thought it timely to share these beautiful reference pics of her. The colours and adornment are so amazing.

Unfortunately I missed the festival when I was in Mexico but I did see Frida's house and some ace Mexican wrestling which kinda made up for it. Seriously if you are ever in Mexico City, go to the wrestling, it's freakin AWESOME! That's me in the El Santo shirt post match.

I'm still yet to finish Frida but you can see more ace Mexican updates all this week by Madelaine Stamer guest blogging on Design Files.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

melbourne music week nov 18-26

Melbourne Music Week is fast approaching and I'll be showing some CD and record sleeve artwork as part of Off the Hip's 'Colour Your Mind' exhibition. Other artist's from their label including the 50's kooky cartoon inspired Lluis Fuzzhound and rock photographer Carbie Warbie will also be displaying their works, sketches and inspiration. More info here and I will get back to you with party exhibition times including instore bands (Midnight Woolf) and other fun stuff. Woo!

Exhibition opening Fri Nov 18th, 7pm
Off The Hip
381 Flinders lane (enter viaTavistock Place)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

gut feeling

Super early punky Devo. If you can be bothered to sit through a pretty crappy quality video, it's worth it to hear Gut Feeling and see Mark Mothersbaugh ripping clothes and walrus moustaches off his band members. Awesome!

And if want to see them a year later performing in hotpants...ha

Thursday, October 6, 2011

new work

Mucking about in the studio. Thought I might do a series of hairdo's, this is Bird's Nest and Lion's Mane.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

angostura girl skateboards!

Angostura Girl finally comes to cardboard cut out life as Sofia Vergara assigns her as Angostura's official rep (while she's away). Seen skateboarding, on public transport, and hanging with half naked dudes. Watch the commercial here and read about Angostura Girl's previous dormant life here commonly referred to as nipplegate.

Bam! cushions

I'm very excited to announce that you can now sleep with my ladies or at least cuddle them a little bit. Limited edition art cushions in super soft faux suede, available in three sizes at Click for Art.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

updated website!

My new website is finally live. It was in serious need of an update so head on over to for a peek. There's a shop and a facebook page too so come say hi. Thanks to Smashing Time for the website build.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

shapes and colours of bali

Just returned from a 2 week break in Bali. Semi relaxing if you ignore the plane flights with an 18mth old. I think there is a reason why they fly for free before 2.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

do the monkey

Love this by Pan Ron, a 60's Cambodian singer. And how cool is the dancing? After more research I came across this doco about Cambodian rock music in the 60's and how it was nearly destroyed by the Khmer Rouge in the 70's. I'm not sure if this movie is recent but it looks great, although so sad.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ace birthday gifts

My birthday was in April but I was so frantic I didn't have time to post these beauties.

The artwork was made by Tim, bits of collected paper and found objects from the street, perfectly stitched together. How ace is it? I think he should have an exhibition of these, although I wouldn't want to part with them.

This beauty was a gift from my sisters, a 40's mannequin head. Isn't she amazing? Goes well with my other mannequin head found in NY. She needs a nice stand for her.

I bought one of these Mexican bandit puppets for my nephew when I was in Mexico and always thought, 'damn why didn't I get one for myself?' Some friends found three vintage ones. Ivy is already eyeing them off.

Other ace pressies included a wooden travelling plein air artist case, a signed and numbered Beatesville book, and sweet 60's tunes (psychotic reaction 45" hello!) How great are my friends and family for buying me such arty, kooky, rockin' pressies? Thank you!