Iguana For Fiji Promo Image

Last week I was in Fiji drawing endangered animals for my new book. A few days on and Fiji is reeling after Cyclone Winston. There is little any of us can do when natural disasters strike, but this morning I thought perhaps this critically endangered iguana that I drew last week could help spread a little love and hope to the people of Fiji as they rebuild and recover what has been lost in the storm.

If you’d like a little iguana for your home, you can buy one of these A5 size prints from me here. They are $10 each and I’ll be donating 100% of profits from this print to CARE’s Cyclone Winston Appeal.

Here’s the link to check out the print in my online store – http://red-parka.myshopify.com/products/fijian-crested-iguana-cyclone-winston-appeal-fundraiser

Please share if you can and thank you for helping me help Fiji! x


48 Hours in Hobart….


Image courtesy of The Guardian Australia.

Today I was so excited to see my little Red Parka shop mentioned in the Guardian in an article about what to do in Hobart with only 48 hours. Super exciting!!

So if you’ve found your way here from the Guardian or wherever else, welcome! And please do come and visit me and the lovely Katie in our little shop! We can be found at 33 Criterion St in Hobart’s CBD. We are open 7 days a week!


Inside we have the full range of Red Parka work, including books, prints, jewellery, home wares and accessories, as well as some gorgeous work by Red Parka friends.

Check out the full article here for more tips on your visit to Hobart, including some of Red Parka’s favourites, such as The Lark Distillery, Preachers Pub, Ginger Brown, Machine Laundry Cafe…. Hobart is awesome folks! Come visit us!!

Hope to see you soon!




1 Man, 5 Years, 30,000 Pegs….

A great old friend of mine, known these days as the PEGman, has done this crazy thing with pegs….. it’s really quite remarkable so if you want to see some interesting and innovative art, then please do check it out and show him some support for his first exhibition!

PEGSposé from M. Rene Ariston on Vimeo.



You can follow along the PEGman’s adventure on facebook and if you’re in Hobart, then please join me at the exhibition opening next Friday night, 5th June, 6pm at the Moonah Arts Centre. Click here for all the info!




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