I love art – everything about it. From sensual line to vibrant colour, from hyper realism to impenetrable abstract, from the simple act of transferring an object onto paper to the mind-bending conceptual.
My love affair with art began with my first drawing when I was 5 years old. Now I’m older and, hope, have improved.
My formal art-education began at the National Art School in East Sydney in 1967. The same year the Beatles released Sgt. Peppers. My life as an illustrator began at Jackson and Villani - an art studio in North Sydney - the following year, where I also acquired retouching and airbrushing skills.
In 1976 I was employed as an art director at Masius Wynn Williams, an advertising agency, also in North Sydney.
Then in 1980, for the next decade, I freelanced as an art director for Mojo Advertising. During this time, as well as art directing for press and television, I continued to produce illustrations for agency clients.
In 1999 I started my own graphic design studio, Radar Creative, which still graces the world today.
As a freelancer, I’ve been mixing fine art, successfully, with conceptual and commercial illustration for more years than I care to remember. Computer skills have added a new dimension to art and illustration, but you still have to be able to draw, understand colour, tone, perspective and design. If you can add to these skills a little creative magic, you just might achieve the elusive wow factor. Just imagine, drawing skills coloured with ideas.
That’s always been the dream.
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