Joel Tarling is an artist with a varied artistic background. A political cartoonist for Sydney City Hub during the Howard years, Illustrated for a handful of books and created hand painted CD artwork for various bands plus had his artwork exhibited in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne and The International Poster Festival in Chaumont, France 2004.
His inspiration comes from the natural world, his South Coast childhood, historical biographies and sketches drawn on street corners or at friends homes.
He studied Fine arts at Meadowbank Tafe 1994-1996 and Graphic design at the Design Centre, Enmore 2000-2004.
He has recently spent the last 4years as the primary carer for his daughter and written and illustrated 4 picturebooks and one colouring in book.