Background Painting/Design

Pippi Longstocking - Personal Project

What if Pippi's World was made from paper?...

Tin Man scene - Wizard of Oz

My painting of the scene from 'The Wizard of Oz' where Tin man tells Dorothy and Scarecrow about the tragically sweet tale of how he 'lost' his heart!

This was an assignment from the Painting Drama mentorship at The Oatley Academy. 

Character designs by Justin Rodrigues with Chris Oatley and environment design by Chris and Maike Oatley. Composition and painting by me. 


A painting I made for a friend who can't see her horse atm due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Mr Bean The Animated Series, Series 3

A selection of backgrounds and colourscripts from my time Art Directing on Mr Bean The Animated Series. More from this production can be found on the page 'Production Work'.

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon - BBC1's Boxing Day Christmas special

A selection of backgrounds from my time working as Lead Designer and Background Artist on Mimi and the Mountain Dragon. More from this production can be found on the page 'Production Work'.

The Hideout

A personal painting I created drawing inspiration from the cool rock formations in Ko Tapu island, Thailand. Wouldn't it be amazing to have your very own house at the top of your very own cliff with a zip wire exit?! ...

Anne of Green Gables - Personal Project

What if Green Gables was set on Chiloe Island, Chile?...

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