Thermal Energy illustrations

These are the most recent illustrations I did for Scholastic Education’s  BC Let’s Do Science, Thermal Energy magazine. The magazine is very good print quality, should stand up to lots of students using it as they learn about thermal energy! For these two illustrations I used acrylic on illustration board, which gives nice smooth texture and…

Wind, Water & Ice illustrations

Another magazine has come back from print, and was fun to see how Scholastic Education used my illustrations in their How Wind, Water and Ice Change the Land magazine. It is part of the BC Let’s Do Science materials for kids.   Illustrating the process of how ice can crack and split rocks was fun……

Let’s Do Science Poster

Very pleased with how the finished poster turned out for Scholastic Education’s British Columbia Let’s Do Science : Light & Sound. I had the fun of illustrating these four images, the team at Scholastic is fantastic to work with, always providing constructive direction and feedback. I was able to call on both my time living…

What’s Fair? math book published!

It was a nice surprise having the finished printed copy of What’s Fair? arrive in the post. I had the fun of illustrating this math book for Scholastic Education’s Math Place collection and am very pleased with how it has turned out. I especially enjoy illustrating kids in situations that are down-to-earth, like playing lego,…

Santa-My-Grandpa No. 1

The idea of turning a grandpa into Santa is one that’s been rattling around since I had some fun up-cycling an old op-shop portrait into Santa. Grandpa’s come in all shapes and sizes… and so should Santas! This is my second go… turning my Dad into Santa! Check out my work in progress… Materials :…

Our little meadow

I have been wanting to try this for a while… a study of a landscape in early spring, before anything starts to grow after the winter thaw. Then each week or so, add to the painting whatever has grown in that scene… so in the end, its a painting of everything blooming at once. So,…

Ode to a Toad

C. Peters’ little oil painting has joined my quirky up-cycled art series.

You Can Learn A Lot Of Things From The Flowers

Part of my Up-cycled art collection, I found this little unsigned oil painting in a thrift shop. It reminded me of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, and as a kid I loved the scene when the flowers were singing sweetly… then turning and nastily calling Alice a weed! Inspired, I added subtle little faces to the…

Adelaide Hills after a bush fire

This is another painting I’ve been working on recently (acrylic on canvas | 75cm x 100cm.) I’m not quite finished yet but am happy with it so far. When we lived in Adelaide, South Australia, an extensive bushfire went through near our home. We drove through the hills once it was settled and everything was…

Captain Santa

This is my first Quirky Upcycled Original Art, which I purchased from an op shop and braved revamping last Christmas. It was originally the above sea captain by David Pelbam, who painted a lot of portraits of wisened older gentlemen. My sister was horrified as she had been looking for a sea captain like this…