Anton Thomas

Can you discuss how important research and preparation is to your work? I estimate that some 35-40% of my overall labour time is research and prep, the rest being time spent drawing. This may seem a high amount for a completely hand-drawn artist,…


The Melbourne Map

Melinda Clarke  Can you tell us briefly of the history of the 1st Melbourne Map? Original: In my mid 20’s I headed off to explore the world and spent a couple of years backpacking around Europe and the USA.  Along the way I collected some fabulous…


Steve Graham

Discuss how lemons have been so good to you? Lemon Coke, 30 x 30cm One of my first paintings to sell many years ago was a simple bowl of lemons on a textured rendered surface. It sold quickly and I noticed interior magazines often used them as a…


Bridget Davies

You have been involved in fashion discuss this in relation to your series ‘What to Wear when Walking the Dog’. My collection ‘What to Wear When walking the Dogs’ is all about wearing elegant impracticable outfits. Dog walking involves a lot of foot…


Richard Klekociuk

You make the comment that your work is all about “trying to say a lot with very little” Can you expand on this? I have been involved in producing art for over 45 years and during this time my ‘ways of seeing’ have undergone a series of changes due…


Hannah Longmuir

Expand on the technique you use to bring both delicacy and calm to your images? At the moment I work almost exclusively in pencil.  I find it a very satisfying medium to work in – it is accessible and flexible, and allows you to make both precise…


Tom Berry

The ‘London Circles Series’- how did these come about? There were a number of things that made the ‘London Circles Series’ happen - Firstly I wanted to explore using elements of colour and screen printing more. Secondly, I had already done smaller…


Tim Probert

Before we talk about “New York, Phew York” can you discuss the three different areas of your work? Book illustration Sure! In addition to illustrating ‘New York, Phew York’, I’ve also illustrated ‘Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of…