Gallery of sold out works

Golden Sun Moth in Hardenbergia (2020)

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The diurnal (day-flying) golden sun moth (Synemon plana) is critically endangered. It spends two to three years underground in a larval stage, emerging as an adult in early summer for only one to four days. Preferring open grasslands including wallaby grass, and unable to migrate to new areas, the species is particularly vulnerable to loss and degradation of its habitat caused by human activities.

This is a limited edition print (series of 15) that uses the solar plate etching technique of printing to create a multi-layered piece of art.

19.5 x 27 cm bleed print, on 300 gsm Hahnemühle paper, unframed.

Making Tracks (2021)

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The short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) is usually solitary. But in early spring, ‘echidna trains’ composed of a single female trailed by one to ten males, can be seen for several weeks.

I spotted this little male along a fence at Mulligans Flat nature sanctuary, chasing a female on the other side of the fence. Despite his perseverance, the romance was doomed – the sturdy predator-proof fence presented an insurmountable obstacle!

This is a limited edition print (series of 15) created with layered hand-printed and hand-coloured linocut and solar plate etchings. 19.5 x 27 cm bleed print, on 300 gsm Hahnemühle paper, unframed.

Lockdown in the Quoll Den (2021)

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This print is for every mum at home with small kids during the Covid-19 lockdowns of 2020/2021 (or for anyone who knows such a mum). I designed the linocut print for a small print exchange, themed “lockdown”, with my local printmaking group. The design derives from my own lockdown experience with three active little boys, combined with our appreciation for our local stomping ground of Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, home to a small and thriving population of endangered eastern quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus).

This is a limited edition print (a series of 40) of a quoll mum with three young, created from a single linocut block.

12 x 12 cm print (paper size: 19 x 27 cm), on 300 gsm Hahnemühle paper, unframed.

Quartet in the Canopy (2021)

This is a unique (one-of-a-kind) artwork created by hand printing and colouring a set of finely detailed linocut birds over a delicate botanical monotype forming the background branches. The artwork features some of Australia’s smallest yet brightest birds: a spotted pardalote, a yellow-rumped thornbill, a beautiful firetail finch, and a superb fairy-wren.

29 x 50 cm bleed print, on 285 gsm ivory Fabriano rosaspina printmaking paper, unframed.

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Silver Eyes on the Terrace #2 (2022)

“Silver Eyes on the Terrace #2” is a unique state print (one-of-a-kind) featuring three delightfully acrobatic silver eyes perched among gum leaf twigs. It was created by hand printing and colouring a set of finely detailed linocut birds over a delicate background monotype.

The theme of this piece was inspired by a visit to my Oma (grandmother) who is having a hard time settling into a care home. Little Silver Eyes in the hedge of her mini-terrace brought a moment of light-hearted distraction to a difficult morning.

The hanging bird linocut is adapted from a gorgeous photo by Stephen Hunter (@stephenhunter6); the other linocuts are composed from various inspirational photos by Canberra’s active wildlife photography community.

30 x 40 cm bleed print, on 285 gsm Fabriano rosaspina printmaking paper, unframed.  It’s difficult to see in the pictures, but those silver eye rings have a real shimmer from a layer of metallic ink.

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Echidna in Hardenbergia #3 (2020)

The short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) is one of Australia’s most widespread and well-known native mammals. Echidnas are usually solitary, but in early spring, ‘echidna trains’ composed of a single female trailed by one to ten males, can be seen for several weeks.

This is a unique (one-of-a-kind) print created by layering a hand-printed linoprint with monotypes.

19.5 x 27 cm bleed print, on 300 gsm Hahnemühle paper, unframed.

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Shingleback in Kangaroo Grass #1 (2020)

The shingleback lizard (Tiliqua rugosa) is the bulkiest of the blue-tongued lizards. It typically lives in open country with abundant ground cover such as tussock grasses and leaf litter. When threatened, a shingleback may hiss, open its mouth wide and stick out its blue tongue.

This is a unique (one-of-a-kind) print created by layering a hand-printed linoprint with monotypes.

19.5 x 27 cm bleed print, on 300 gsm Hahnemühle paper, unframed.

(SOLD)