Artist's Back to Basics

Art for Steven

An empty canvas is always challenging, but has the potential to become a significant piece of artwork. It was always explained to me that a painting is like a sunset … they’re all nice, but sometimes we’ll stand back and look at one and say, “Wow! How amazing and beautiful it is!”

I dedicate every painting to my late brother Steven who inspired me to paint.

Wollongong in New South Wales has been my home since I was born. I left school in 1984, to pursue my career as a cartoonist. There were a lot more magazines publishing cartoons back then – like The Bulletin and The Australasian Post.

I had my first big break in 1985 with The Bulletin magazine accepting and publishing one of my very first cartoons. Over the years,

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