It has taken me a lot of years to identify myself as a palaeo-artist, but I think I am now comfortable with the label.
Palaeontology has pretty much consumed me for a while now, and learning how to read and understand academic papers and then use technology to create new ways to see extinct animals has been a challenge, and a privilege....
It is the fusion of science and art that I find so compelling and utterly addictive!
I have been fortunate to be able to go on fossil digs with the South Australian Museum, and have met the most amazing people.
From Cambrian arthropods to early hominids to Devonian tetrapods, it is always a fascinating learning experience. Collaborating with amazing science researchers from all over the world is hugely exciting, even when my reach exceeds my grasp! I use zbrush for 3d sculpting and Photoshop for finishing and environments. Lots of reading, lots of to and fro with researchers to get things right, sometimes it can take years to finish.
When I get to actually dig for fossils it is so addictive and mind-blowing, it is an experience like no other...
Art, literature, science, the natural world, inspiration is everywhere,
from the wing of a insect to the 510 million year old impression of a Cambrian trilobite.
All images are subject to artists copyright but some can be licensed for a fee.
I love the challenge of new projects and working with palaeontologists all around the world.
My Instagram page has images of my work and my inspirations .