Wednesday, 19 September 2018

new website and blog!

Creative Monsoon has a brand new shiny, pretty website! Come and visit us

The new blog is

Friday, 30 March 2018

Friday, 2 March 2018

lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Very excited to release my first print set for the nursery. Good 'ol lions and tigers and bears oh my! There is also a three print set option with just the animals.
Available here

Thursday, 14 December 2017

2017 favourites!

Looking for some inspiration after a bad day

It's a tricky one but I'm going to share my top ten favourite illustrations from this year - in no particular order. It's been such a busy year for creative monsoon thank you to everyone who purchased a print and thank you for all the wonderful feedback and encouragement. Looking forward to making lots more art next year!

Continuing a bit of a cat craze from last year - Nefferkitty

Weeks were spent trying to prefect the pineapple! Finally I had a look I loved

Phases of the moon is the first work in a new range that's also aimed at grown ups

Rainbow lion based on an original collage

Fine my prints at

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

evolution of a bunny

I thought I'd share some pictures of the process that goes into my illustration work using this rabbit I've been working on for the past couple of days. It always amazes me how such a slight change to shapes and positioning can make such an enormous difference. First I start with sketches, sketches and more sketches getting the shapes and styles right, this can go for days, sometimes weeks even. Then it's onto the computer. Always good to step away for a while and come back to an illustration with fresh eyes later.

Lots of sketching first

Getting the shapes worked out 
Who ate all the carrots

That's more like it!

Saturday, 17 December 2016

end of year exhibition

Wow what a crazy year! It's been such a busy few weeks with Christmas and getting ready for the last market and last exhibition of the year. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported all the local artists and designers at the Aspire Gallery's inaugural Christmas market in Paddington. It was great to be able to share my kids designs as well as my fine art work in the gallery. And thanks to everyone who has support creative monsoon and my fine art this year. I've got lots of plans for 2017 including a whole new range to work on!  More on that in the months to come.
So enjoy your holidays and see you in the New Year!

Monday, 31 October 2016

babies, books and rhymes

Twinkle Twinkle

Through November if you head to Brisbane's Ashgrove Library you can see a selection of my children's illustrations. (In fact it's been there already for a couple of weeks. It just happens someone pulled out of last months slot.) The Ashgrove Library seemed like a nice spot to show off my kids artwork which I started last year. I began going to the library with my little boy every week when he was 6mths for the babies, books and rhymes. Pretty soon I was creating fun and colourful illustrations inspired by the songs, rhymes and the books borrowed. Today I'm happy to say it's my full time job. So if you're in the Ashgrove area pop in and take a look.

All works are for sale. Framed versions can be picked up after the exhibition from Bardon in December, or I can drop them off locally. Prints are always available at
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Ashgrove Library is located at 87 Amarina Ave, Ashgrove QLD

Hello Possum

You are out of this World
Shine Like Only You Can

Kangaroo Kisses

You make me Happy when Skies are Grey

Shine Bright Diamond

You are Purrfect

Mirror Mirror Giraffe

12345 Fish

Reach for the Stars Giraffe

Thursday, 27 October 2016

feline friends

Cool Cat

Flapper Cat

Cat's Pyjamas

You are purrfect

I've been asked a few times about creating some cat illustrations - so here they are. Been keeping me busy for weeks, and there are more to come. Available from

Friday, 23 September 2016

Delicate Emotive

This month you can find more of my work at the Aspire Gallery in Brisbane's Paddington as part of Delicate Emotive. A group exhibition where the emphasis of the work is emotion and delicateness.  'Reflective Rose' (above) 9x11" original digital mixed media on board.

'Daisy Chain' 8x8" original digital mixed media on board

'Crushed blue rose' 8x8" original digital mixed media on board

The works are a mix of vintage graphics, found paper, antique maps, encaustic and watercolour effects and of course some security envelope lining. Printed with archival inks onto acid free and recycled paper. 

You can see the exhibition at Aspire Gallery, 
54 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane until 8th October

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Make For Good

Make For Good is coming back. 

Last year you might remember I participated in the ‪#‎makeforgood‬ campaign with etsy and Plan International Australia. This year it will be running again and the theme is "Create Brighter Futures" so who better to add to the campaign than my futures so bright koala! Last year more than $30,000 was raised fro Plan International to support Because I Am A Girl helping girls learn, lead, decide and thrive.

The campaign kicks off 6th September and I'll be donating 50% of sales from Your Futures So Bright Koala print and hopefully adding a few new speical pieces too.