I was born in Melbourne, Australia, and have always shown a flair for the creative; drawing in particular. Many of my earliest pictures I ever drew are still kept safely hidden away from prying eyes.
The first homoerotic illustration I drew was at the age of 13. This was of 3 cricket players whom I had a schoolboy crush on.
Back then in the late 70’s, many of the Australian cricket team sported what we now recognise as the “porn star ‘stache”. The tendency of Australian cricket players to be solid men who also wore their shirts open to the navel to expose their thickly thatched chests turned my young head, and appealed to the budding bear within me.
Continuing to explore this style of drawing and my own sexuality for some years, I focussed largely on a comic book style of art.
Eventually, “real life” – a wife and children – intruded on my hobby and I let my art slide until almost a decade later when I discovered the art of such artists as Tom of Finland, the Hun, Bill Ward, and Dade Ursus. Seeing that other artists had made a name for themselves in the homoerotic field, I renewed my passion for my art, and began drawing anew, focussing on the types of men that I found attractive.
A major highlight of my career was my inclusion in the invitation only “Lucky 13” exhibition at the Tom of Finland Foundation, and I’m proud to say that my piece was accepted and has been preserved by the Foundation for future generations.
I currently live in Sydney, Australia with my partner, 4 housemates, and a particularly beautiful but spectacularly dumb Doberman.