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ART, Sweat & Tears.

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An exhibition by Todd Davidson - artist from the iconic Melbourne newspaper, “The Age”.

Todd Davidson’s Bio

I graduated as a Graphic designer, but my love of art has nourished a career in illustration.

Todd Davidson (Self Portrait)

Todd Davidson (Self Portrait)

Though on staff for several years at BRW mag and the Age, it has been freelance commissions that have provided the bulk on my income. Qantas and Time magazine were early clients, however it was editorial drawings for the Age, in response to journalists stories, where I did most work. Over 20 years worth/ often 4 per week published.

My mediums have ranged from line work cartoons, charcoal caricatures, to realistic oil paintings to convey ideas. Watercolor was been my go-to medium for its inherit speed and spontaneity. Photoshop completed scanned later artworks with color and form adjustments.

I have about 2000 stock images online, divided between Illustrationsource.corn, and I am currently in career transition, writing children l s books and poems and social commentary cartoons.

This exhibition mirrors a range of satirical and imaginative illustration which flowered in newspapers from the late 60 1s to the 90's. I was fortunate to work beside Leunig and John Spooner at the Age, and learnt much from them. My images use comicall surreal or dramatic forms to convey an idea or comment on contemporary social/ political or personal issues and events. Hopefully they are engaging and intriguing in the own right.

Regards, Todd

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Examples of Todd’s work from The Age and various Magazine Covers

Earlier Event: 24 October
Slow Art
Later Event: 19 December