Bio and other bits


TIPPETTURES' art career spans nearly 30 years. During that time, he has been a commercial artist, art director, master soapmaker and published author. For the past 14 years he has been a caricature artist operating as TIPPETTURES, establishing a following among his clients and often experimenting with new techniques and ways to express his art. He delights in capturing someone's personality and expression in a few deft marks of his Sharpie or through oil paint. He has always drawn and painted faces (more aligned to caricature) in which he calls a form of 'social commentary'. He has entered the Bald Archy Prize 11 times, each time a finalist and has held a one-man show in the past three years exhibiting his work in Sydney galleries.


TIPPETTURES specialises in commissioned gift caricatures and live caricatures at functions, events and weddings. He works quickly and ensures all your guests leave with a smile on their faces. He has Degree in Fine Arts and is also a qualified trainer, teaching art classes to all ages. Clients have included the Sydney Art School, Art Gallery of NSW and high schools and community groups. Recently he has curated the successful HAWKIE! Drawn to politics in Canberra, and the ‘Toons4Wildlife exhibition at the National Cartoon Gallery.


As seen on Channel 7Two's Get Arty children's program.


A 'Selfie-ture' TM


Awards / shows / sales


Finalist in Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2022- traditional section – Campbelltown Arts Centre

Finalist in Gallery One Smallacombe Portrait Prize 2022 – Mitcham, SA

Finalist in Maui Pastel Society 2022 Annual Awards – Hawaii USA

Finalist in PURE COLOR 6th Annual International Juried Exhibition of Pastel Paintings – Pastel Society of North Carolina

Curator for the 'Toons4Wildlife fundraising exhibition (sponsored by the ACA and WIRES) at the National Cartoon Gallery Aug-Nov 2020

Curator for HAWKIE Drawn to Politics cartoon exhibition in Canberra, ACT Dec 2019

Finalist in Fisher's Ghost Art Award (Open section) 2019

Captain Fantastic exhibition - National Cartoon Gallery, Coffs Harbour - SPECIAL MENTION, 2019

Solo exhibition Old man, take a look at my life (contemporary paintings) - ME artspace, May 2019

Solo exhibition Expressionism 2018 (contemporary paintings) - Gallery 371 March 2018

Selected for Rock Legends exhibition at The Loftworks Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, October 2017

Solo exhibition Expressionism 2017 - May 2017

2nd Prize in Category at Aspects Art Show, Goondiwindi Qld, May 2017

Shortlisted in the Bald Archy Prize in 2013, 2015 and an exhibiting finalist in 2010-19, 2023.

Bald Archy entries sold, 2010-2013, 2015-17.

Exhibitor at Rotary Cartoon Awards 2010, 2011-19 (Coffs Harbour)

Contributor to ACA award winning exhibition winning the Prix de la Presse International at Saint Just le Martel (International Press Prize) 2014 (France)

Exhibitor in ACA exhibition at the Prix de la Presse International at Saint Just le Martel (International Press Prize) 2015 (France)





Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts)

Diploma of Commercial Art

Diploma of Vocational Training and Education

25 years' experience in art and creative fields


Professional Memberships


Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

Australian Cartoonists Association (ACA)

International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA)

Cartoonist’s Club of Great Britain (CCGB)

Pastel Society of Australia (PSA)




Letter from Kensington Palace, acknowledging the Toons4Wildlife fundraising exhibition at the National Cartoon Gallery Aug-Nov 2020


Canberra Times Dec 5 2019 - promoting the recent show I curated on the late Bob Hawke in Canberra. See my Blog.


Canberra CityNews Feb 7 2019


The Canberra Times Feb 7 2019



Guest spot in Business Spotlight-Verlag magazine July 2016 (Germany)


One page in Art/Edit magazine No 10 (2016) portraiture feature


art-edit no 7

Double page spread in Art/Edit magazine No 7


Tippett_article in Leader Feb 2015

Article in The Leader, Feb 2015


Hobart Mercury article - Jacqui Lambie 

Hobart Mercury article by Anne Mather, Feb 7, 2015