About the Illustrator

Dion_portraitWatch Dion’s story  about the making of Too Many Cheeky Dogs on the 730NT website.

Dion Beasley lives in Tennant Creek and is well known across the Territory as the artist behind the much-loved T-shirt brand Cheeky Dogs. Dion’s formal art career started in 2006 when the first Cheeky Dogs T-shirt line was launched. Since then, his reputation as an accomplished visual artist has grown from strength to strength.  He has exhibited at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Gallery of Australia and numerous galleries in Darwin. Dion’s talents are particularly remarkable given he has muscular dystrophy and is profoundly deaf.

Too Many Cheeky Dogs is Dion’s first picture book and he and his carer, Joie Boulter are looking forward to working on more illustration projects in the future.

You can buy Dion’s original etchings and screen prints through Nomad Art