My little place of inspiration. My little sanctuary.




I have been a volunteer wildlife carer 25+ years (boy, that makes me sound really old, but I did start this when I was pretty young). Many of the native Australian animals that come to me have been injured are sick or have been orphaned. I care for them until they are able to fend for themselves, and then I release them back into the wild where possible.

Some stay for a little while, some stay for a long while and some will stay with me permanently. All of these animals, plus my beloved chickens, ducks and parrots, inspire most of my illustration work.

Often, my animals  will pop up on my Instagram page [ @rebelchallenger ] among the regular arty photos. My acreage property is alive with animals who spend their days wandering through the fruit trees or relaxing by the dam. It is My Little Sanctuary.