Shaun began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. Books such as ""The Rabbits",, "The Red Tree", "Tales from Outer Suburbia", and the acclaimed wordless novel "The Arrival" have been widely translated and enjoyed by readers of all ages.
He has also worked as a theatre designer, and a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and Pixar's WALL-E, directed the Academy Award winning short film The Lost Thing with Passion Pictures Australia. He received the presitgious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2011), honouring his contribution to international children's literature.
'Norseman' 1996, 80 x 80cm.
A 'landscape painting' made from material
(old tins, oils, beeswax, rocks and red dust)
found in the actual landscape, near the remote town of Norseman in WA, where his brother worked as a geologist.