University of Canberra Street Art

August 2, 2019 / From Mural Paintings

Canberra Street Art & Urban Beautification This street art was for the University of Canberra. The original project started with requesting me to create an illustration / mural for their POPP outdoor ping pong table though after some discussion it was decided that a full urban makeover would be a good extension to this space. […]

Street Artist at University of Canberra

July 10, 2019 / From Murals & Illustrations

ping pong street artist

Street Art at the University of Canberra This project has now been completed, you can see the final street art here: University of Canberra Street Art Towards the end of this month, I will be travelling back to Canberra to do some more street art/mural paintings. Last time I was painting a large mural in […]

Australian Freelance Illustrator

June 14, 2019 / From Murals & Illustrations

mural painter in sunlight

Freelance Illustrator – HAPPY DECAY I have been working as a freelance illustrator for well over a decade working on all types of projects with small businesses to larger scale companies. I create illustrations combining traditional drawing methods as well as by digital means. My go to tools are pencil and paper, iPad Pro with […]

Painting a Mural Checklist

June 10, 2019 / From Tips & Tricks

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Get ready to paint a mural What I will cover here are the items I needed for a recent mural in Canberra. The mural also consisted of running a few workshops with the time a well. In general, before starting the mural it is important to know the size of the mural, the condition of […]

Mural Artist in Canberra

June 6, 2019 / From Murals & Illustrations

woden mural

Mural Project in Woden – Canberra As someone who had lived in Canberra for over 10 years and since made the move down the South Coast (some people say Canberra’s beach come holiday time), it’s nice to be heading back to apply my street artist skills to this mural in Woden. Most of my time […]

Woden Town Square Mural

June 4, 2019 / From Mural Paintings

woden street art

Lovett Tower Mural in Woden This mural was a project run by Transport Canberra and City Services. The location was at Woden Town Square around the base of the Lovett Tower. My responsibility was to complete a 25m long by 3m high mural within a week while also running a number of mural workshops with […]

Painting a Mural that made me Cry, Laugh, Feel Joy & Deep Sorrow

June 3, 2019 / From Murals & Illustrations

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Today I cried, laughed, felt joy and deep sorrow, it was an emotional roller coaster today painting a mural. The Angry Man It started with the angry man who a few days before shouted abuse at me for 15 minutes or so, I’m not sure of his mental health but all the same, it was […]

Street Artist in Canberra

May 19, 2019 / From Mural Paintings

canberra mural

Canberra Street Artist Responsibilities Live mural painting for the day Paint two murals, each 2.4m X 2.4m As a part of the street artist mural category for Art, Not Apart in Canberra, I painted two wall murals for the festival. I created a custom illustration first on my digital sketchbook then printed this out for […]

Coffee Cup Illustrations for Woven Badges

May 8, 2019 / From Commercial Illustration

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Coffee Cup Drawings These coffee cup illustrations were done for a canberra based client. The final illustration you can see at the bottom of the page was then used to create a woven magnetic badge. Conceptual Drawings Final Coffee Cup Illustration This was the final illustration used that was then converted into a magnetic oven […]

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HAPPY DECAY = Bjarni Wark

Originally I was trained in fine arts with a focus on illustration, drawing and letterpress (hand set typography). Later on I learnt Photoshop and Illustrator along with other modern digital illustration techniques.

Now with this combination of traditional & digital drawing I love to work with commercial work from small book type illustration, through to poster and full mural painting sized illustration / digital art.

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