Recent Work, 26 January 2011

I have work hanging in two shows at the moment.

Firstly, The Society of Illustrators Book and Editorial exhibit is on now until Feb 19. Included below is the full list of Illustrators. I have a piece hanging in the show. I wish I was in New York so I could go see all the work!

ILLUSTRATORS 53! January 26, 2011 - February 19, 2011

The second of the three-part “Annual Exhibition: Illustrators 53,” the Book and Editorial Exhibit will be held at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators January 26 to February 19, 2011. It featured works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide, selected by a prestigious jury of professionals

The Book category consists of illustrations used inside or for covers of books, including hardback and paperback books, children’s books and young adult literature, and single-image comic book art. This year, 72 images were selected from 641 submissions in this category. 

Gold Medals have been awarded Anna and Elena Balbusso for Cover Northanger, Thomas Ehretsmann for Murder and Ross MacDonald for Now Billy Can Concentrate.  Silver Medals have been awarded to Josh Cochran for Zombies vs. Unicorns, Alessandro Gottardo for The Perfect Joke and Peter Kuper for Yiddishkeit

The Editorial category consists of work commissioned by newspapers or magazines, medical and scientific journals or online magazines. From the 1,037 entries in this category, 176 were chosen this year. 

Gold Medals have been awarded to Steve Brodner for Reservoir Dogs, Gerald DuBois forSacred Space and Eddie Guy for Heart . Silver Medals go to Tomer Hanuka for MGMT, Tim O'Brien for Catholic Church Scandal and Clay Rodery for Bathe.  Medals will be presented to award winners during the Awards Ceremony at the Opening Reception on February 4th at the Society of Illustrators.

Among the many other artists featured in the exhibit are Philip Burke, Vivienne Flesher, Kadir Nelson,Yuko Shimizu,  Edel Rodriguez, Jillian Tamaki, Sam Weber and many more!

This year, the Society will be presenting the 2011 Richard Gangel Art Director Award to Francoise Mouly.  This award was established in 2005 to honor art directors currently working in the field who have supported and advanced the art of illustration.  Francoise will be presented with the award during the Opening Reception on February 4th.   

“Now in its 53rd year, the Annual Exhibition is the premier international showcase for illustrators,” said Anelle Miller, Director of the Society of Illustrators. “We’re honored to host this remarkable event, which celebrates the most outstanding illustrative works created by our colleagues in the past year.”

Click the image below to see the full list of artists:
Full list of artists

Solo Show at the Anne Kittrell Gallery, Florida.

Secondly, I have a solo show of prints running at the Anne Kittrell Gallery, University of Arkansas, Florida from now through February.

The show is located at:

#1 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
United States
Phone: 479-575-2000
Room: Anne Kittrell Gallery

Please check my blog for new work.
I will add new material here in February.

Recent Work, 24 September 2010

It has been too long between updates here. A new baby kind of just took over for a year! The blog , however, has been updated on at least weekly basis and I will continue to post all new work there between website updates.

The website has been updated with a lot of new material.

Added to the Covers Gallery:

Also added, Arcade Fire / Suburbia and Cougar, for Rolling Stone Magazine.

The Interiors gallery got quite an update with 25 new interior pieces including work for Scholastic , ILTS , Pearson Education and The School Magazine.

Lastly, this piece made the cut for Spectrum 17.

Recent Work, 4 September 2009

I am participating in this years Society Of Illustrators Spectrum 2 exhibition at the Museum Of American Illustration. The piece running in the show is the Cover Illustration to Journey Between Worlds. To find out more about the show go to Time Out New York or the Spectrum site.

Also, an unpublished piece and an Illustration for the Brisbane Art Directors Club made the cut for the Creative Quarterly 16.

A rather large backlog of work has been added this month.

Added to the Covers gallery:

Added to the Interiors gallery:

Several Illustrations for Baker Moorhouse including David And Goliath, Moses, Jericho, Nehemiah and The Angels. Several Illustrations for the School Magazine including The Secret Garden, Yami and Yama, and The Kings Of The Broom Cupboard.

Added to the Unpublished gallery:

A personal piece from a ways back, as well as an Illustration that was rejected during the process of creating the jacket art for Murder At Midnight.

I am currently working or have just completed book covers for Penguin, Scholastic, Abrams, and Puffin. But most of those wont be released for several months. In the meantime, please check the blog for more regular postings.

Recent Work, 5 March 2009

The last 4 months have been extremely busy working on several book series for Simon & Schuster, Random House, Penguin and Scholastic, as well as completing a series of 40 colour illustrations for a little children's book for Omnibus.

Most of this work is locked up in NDA's, and will be added to the website as soon as they have been released.

In the meantime, please drop by the recently created blog where I will be making more regular postings of work and studies. I have posted cover art to Penguin's 'The Missing Ink', written by Karen E. Olson and due out mid 2009. Also posted is the cover art to 'Haunted' No.1, written by Chris Eboch and published by Simon & Schuster, as well as several interiors and an unpublished image.

Recent Work, 18 October 2008

Added this month: cover art for the next Blast Off Magazine; cover art for Highway To Hell, book three in the Maggie Quinn series for Random House; several black and white illustrations for the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority; and a series of illustrations for promotional material for an annual design awards night held by the Brisbane Art Directors Club at the Tivoli Theatre. The opera lady, tenor, and dressing room illustrations were part of a set of six pieces commissioned along with various smaller supporting spots.

Also added are several interior pieces for the Schools Magazine, including illustrations to the Clever Maid, and The Space Traveller Returns. In the unpublished gallery, an unused illustration for a book cover that I found time to edit and finish for myself, a well as a personal picture.

In other news, Tonya Hurley's Ghost Girl made it onto the New York Times best seller list. I was fortunate to be commissioned to create a cover spot and 22 interior spots to the book. I also have a little interview in the Design & Illustration issue of Australian Creative.

Recent Work, 25 May 2008

Added this month: Cover art to the debut EP for Sydney band Lions At Your Door. You can listen to LAYD here.

Some recent spots for Blast Off Magazine(NSW Department Of Education And Training) including Belling The Cat, Una And The Lion, and Sean's Sleep Over.

Also added this month: Ghost Girl for Cosmo Girl Magazine; An Illustration for; an editorial spot for Opti Magazine.

Recent Work, 23 April 2008

Cover illustration to 'Confessions Of A Part Time Sorceress' (Wizards Of The Coast) selected for Spectrum 15.

Created illustrations for a campaign with Pubicis that received 4 Silver ADDY awards at the Kansas City Advertising Awards.

Recent Work, 31 March 2008

It has been some time since the last update, due to having been abroad and away from studio since june 07. I hope to keep updates to a more regular schedule now that I am back in the studio.

Added this month: Cover art to 'Prom Dates From Hell' and 'Hell Week' by Rosemary Clemente Moore, published by Random House.

Artwork to Book 3, 'Highway To Hell', has been completed but will not be available until 2009.

Also added this month: a rejected illustration for More Magazine; a spot for Boston Magazine; as well as an opener, half page and spot illustration for a fiction piece that ran in Breakaway Magazine.

Several new educational illustrations have been added to the Interiors section, including William Shakespeare, Spamalot and Mark Twain, for Pearson Education.

Recent Work, 10 September 2007
Added this month: Cover art for Wizards of the Coast, Confessions Of A Part Time Sorceress; Cover art for Simon and Schuster, Al's World #4: Monkey Business; as well as cover art for Ghost Squad #4: The Horror Of Halloween Hall and Ghost Squad #5: The Curse of Cutlass Cove.
Free Comic Book Day, Saturday 5th May, 12.30 pm.
I will be taking part in a panel discussing comics and illustration at Kinokuniya book store in the Sydney CBD on Saturday the 5th of May. The panel will consist of Australian illustrators who are working locally and abroad on comic book, publishing, film and animation projects. Queenie Chan, Nicola Scott, Chew Chan, David Yardin, and Mark Sexton will be speaking about their work.

We will be answering as many questions as we can about working as an Illustrator and about our processes. If you are interested in Illustration as a profession and have any questions you would like to ask please come and join us.
Recent Work, 12 April 2007
Added this month: Als World covers 1, 2 and 3 for Simon & Schuster, new cover for Blast Off magazine.

Journey Between Worlds made the cut for 'Spectrum 14', Underwood Books.
Recent Work, 13 March 2007
Added this month: Tom Swift 6; Orbit, Pearson Educational; Ghost Squad covers 1,2 and 3; as well as several interiors and one personal image