February 16, 2012
I write mainly prose which has a science fiction/fantasy elements in it. I also have done some academic writing, mainly involving anatomical description, which I also illustrated, but this more like a means to an end.
My ambition is to publish illustrated novels based on Australian prehistory. I have created my own personal mythology about the bones and dust of this land. I want to share it.
I would like to learn about having a kind of artistic collaboration with other artists...perhaps more like a discussion so ideas and take it from there really. I'd like to learn how to paint better (I know this is a writer's group, but that is what I want to learn.) I'm also thinking of transforming my novels into movies or video games in the future but that is a while off from now.
I am a PhD student studying vertebrate palaeontology in the University of Queensland, however it is only the superficial layer of what I have set out to achieve my grand plan. I am a palaeo-artist as well as a writer.