Rug in Newcastle

When we were painting the mural in Newcastle, we had a chat with the owner of the bar just around the corner. He was also the owner of the bar 2 doors down my house & studio in Maitland. So, he knew about the rug I painted on the footpath in front of my door. …


Rugs in Morpeth

Six months after I painted the rug on the footpath in front of my door, I found a Call For Artists in my inbox. It was sent by Council and what they had in mind was quite similar of what I already had done. But on a larger scale. And they would like to have …


Mural in Newcastle

Most of you have already seen it on Facebook and Instagram, but I have to mention my milestone here too. For later, so that there can be a life before and after the mural in Newcastle. This project was part of “The Big Picture Fest” where 12 artists each got a wall to paint, which …


Rug on footpath

The footpath in our part of the street is very old and outdated, with a lot of cracks in it and endless patched up areas. I decided to created something artistic on it and see if people would like it. If not, then it would take me only 30 minutes to paint it back to …


Bob’s Bird Barn postcard book

You know the story about Bob’s Bird Barn, right?Today all 22 painted birds on Bob’s Bird barn are now available in one postcard book! 350 grams silk print – A6 format $ 22 (plus $4 shipping within Australia)

Bob’s Bird Barn

For about a century this building in the center of Maitland, was home to the Carrington Hotel, which closed down in the 1980’s. Then came a pet store named Bob’s Bird Barn. But the last few decades the building is empty and neglected by the owner. To prevent more deterioration, the Council closed the windows …



Recently we have organised an art event called Artastique.The idea was: for 10 days in March 2019, businesses will team up with artists to display artworks in shop windows of Maitland’s High Street, for the public to view and enjoy.The vision for this community initiative is of an event that puts the visual arts on …


Mural Bourke Street link

In September the Maitland council did a call out to artists to come up with a idea for a 18 x 9 meter wall. Frank sent them a design based on one of my paintings, photoshopped on the wall. The council chose us to create it.We asked another artists (Andrew Bennett) to help us and …



What a surprise when I got called on a quiet Sunday afternoon.“You’ve won the first prize.”“WHAT???”“You have won the first prize!” Earlier I had entered The Waller Art Prize. An inaugural &prize exhibition, first held in October 2018 at Trades Hall in Bendigo. The Prize was initiated by in honour of Bendigo Artist & BendArts …


Business cards

I have ordered business cards. But before they have arrived I draw them myself. I photographed stains on the streets and used them as inspiration for a ‘creature’.?Often I only use the outlines. Sometimes they need some more (like the dog).

The other one ‘In Real Life’

While I’m living in Maitland for about 6 months now, I suddenly realised that a ‘detail’ of a painting I made a few years ago … was life sized visible, right around the corner of my house. Do you see it too?