The team at Pony Design Co. contacted me to come up with a new take on their decades old character Henry the cockatoo for the kids bistro area of the Southern Cross Club Canberra in Woden.
The new space is featured in the Canberra Times .
While exploring the streets of Ubud in Bali I met another artist painting a wall by the name of @anagard_stcl . We caught up again the next day and I painted this semi abstract coctail glass beside his chicken warrior.
The amazing team at Expedia invited me into their courtyard at the Bali offices to work on this HUGE mural for them. It was by far the hardest wall to date, scorching sun, steamy humidity, rain, squirming through the bushes, language barriers, limited local paint supplies, dehydration and of course the dreaded Bali Belly too.
I’m so so proud of the work that came together to create this piece. The clients were so amazing and full of great suggestions for how we solve the problem together.
It was my first international mural and I fulfilled a years long mission I’ve had to be painting around the world.
My amazing girlfriend Ala helped me out so much on this one.
I couldn't believe how much I struggle in the heat during this painting.
”First of all can I just say it all looks BEAUTIFUL – really thoughtful and creative and inspiring. Totally unlike anything Expedia has ever delivered before. Bravo, hat’s off to you!” Sharon, Expedia
The owner of this new trendy cafe in Gladesville called me up to design a mural for his new two storey cafe, literally, two doors down from his other cafe.
His vision for Gladesville cafés was something grander, something more luxe than his other venue. Working on this vision was a dream.
We came up with the idea of a coffee estate, sort of a villa looking out onto the fields in the hills and having plant life bustling though the windows.
The same design snakes and winds its way up the stairs and into the upper dining level.
Painting this in the heat wave in Sydney in 42ºC without fans or lights or AC during summer was pretty challenging, but I’m really proud of the outcome with this one.
The words of praise from Elie and his customers’ was humbling when I returned a few months later to see how his cafe made an impact on the locals.
Many of them were surprised and delighted to see a cafe of this calibre in Gladesville.
This was such a huge job, and having to step up beyond using a ladder was a real treat too.
I called in a few other local dudes to collaborate with on this one too they’re all amazing painters in their own right so it was so much fun to paint with them all. Big thanks to Birdhat , Ears, Phibs and Ink Hunter.
The crew at Titan Cranes wanted to splash in and give the workers in the yard something to really enjoy on a daily basis. The items in the windows and all the small little buildings are relevant to the guys. I took suggestions from them via a whiteboard during the painting process and got some really good responses from the team.
The Conservatorium cafe within the new NRMA headquarters in Homebush Olympic Park contacted me to create a botanical graphic to match the soft interior of their cafe designed by Davenport Campbell interior desingers. Together we came up with a solution which encompassed the intricate fantatastical floral elements and native flora too.
I chose a pastel palette to create a sort of hidden garden within the bustling cafe environment.
I was working with Davenport-Campbell to deliver some interior office designs which incorporated the style and themes of the local Canberra environment.
I created this 80m long wrapping design to add some patterned banksias in this freshly completed office design. The colours of the space were used in my design to tie all the visuals together like a forest.
Tap Cafe in Sydney commissioned me to paint this bright rainbow mural from the 2015 Specialty Coffee Assosiation America flavour wheel. I pulled in the great Scott Nagy to give me a hand painting up this intricate piece. It was a really successful collaboration between the space, the team and the final result is fantastic.
The process of growing beans through to pouring the hot coffee in your cup often goes unseen. Janeks Cafe in the NSW South Coast town of Bowral commissioned me to paint an illustrative journey to show their customers the care and knowledge that goes into making the perfect cup of coffee.
This MC Escher inspired collaboration was a great project to work on. I pulled in a bunch of great artists from the Local Artists Division arts collective that I am a part of. Apeseven, Rilla, Cam Wall, Grizzle, and Keo match made this a fun crew to work with while wrinkling our heads with the warped perspectives and intersecting sections.
Live Art demo for a private screening of the new Atomic Blonde film by Universal.
The legends at The Event Department hired me to engage the crowd of 600 as they walked into the Event Cinema at Bondi Junction.
Thanks to the legends at Betty Wants In from Melbourne for putting this fun project together. I had a blast creating this moving mural project with them. Thanks to the generous Work-Shop crew for letting us borrow some of their wall space to set up and play.
Here's a link to the video on the Slurpee Australia Facebook page to see the time-lapse pour out the artwork.
Have a follow of their bright, splashy feed on Instagram over at https://www.instagram.com/slurpeeaus/
I worked with Bill Hope a friendly and very talented illustrator on this magical mural for an underground bar in Sydney. We created a dark mystic scene to celebrate the supernatural theme for this location and its interior design.
A space explorer I painted for an event. The custom wall was painted to bring some street art into the space. So I painted this bright, colourful, shiny space explorer.
Mural for a house interior in Waterloo, Sydney.
Custom summer street art mural for Sydney's Name This Bar.
Keith Haring styled mural for Original Mineral, Oxford St Paddington.
Mural inside Black Penny Bar and Gallery, in Surry Hills in Sydney.
I was very happy to come on board and help out the team Davenport Campbell in their experimental design process to create whole new office layout design.
The team from Puzzle Partners brought me in to paint the walls and create a space for all the values of Mirvac to shine through.
Down in Melbourne in a laneway is this piece by Le Griz and myself. We tried to think of what a series of trippy babushka dolls would look like in our combines styles.
The procession leads towards the entrance to their studio space.
Purple haze mural in Sydney's Project 8 cafe.
Featured in Wall Decoration Art, published by Dopress Books.
This bright bull was painted in Sydney's Work-Shop.
Mural Illustrating the difficulty to change one's identity. Painted at Sydney's Work-Shop.
Shamaniac mural out the back wall of the old Work-Shop space in Sydney.
Experimenting with new can control techniques and colours at Work-Shop in Sydney.
Playing around out the back of the Work-Shop.
A few of us from the Local Artist Division collective got together in Newtown during one of their amazing street festivals. We were tasked with giving this pop up wall in the Oporto carpark a fresh lick of paint.
The collaborations with these legends are always a heap of fun.