Main Street Open Air Gallery


Father Marker

TITLE A Day On The Bay

MEDIUM Digital and Spray painted on Bentons Square Community Centre

SIZE 6mWx5mH

“A Day On The Bay” was the result of Bentons Square Community Centre releasing an EOI to Mornington peninsula based artists. I was lucky enough to be selected as the winning artist to paint their concept on the outer centre wall facing Bentons Road. The brief asked for local flora and fauna in either a seascape or landscape scene. I decided to try and include elements of both and create an absurd and playful interaction between our land, wetlands and marine-based endemic fauna. A Day On The Bay showcases our very commonplace faunal friends along with some more endangered species. I messed with colour, texture. scale and expressions to create this bright and vivid scene set on Port Phillip Bay.




Tyson Savanah is a Mornington Peninsula based artist, designer and sculptor that goes by the name, Father Marker.

With a passion for art, design and illustration (and armed with a Bachelor of Industrial Design (honours) from RMIT) , Father Marker spawned  4 years ago following the birth of his twin daughters.

Tyson’s work flows between client directed projects and his more imaginative personal work. Projects include council and privately commissioned murals, freelance illustration work, logo & mascot design, merchandise, sign writing and vehicle wraps (and everything in between).

He draws inspiration from many sources  with an affinity for native Australian flora and fauna, surrealism, adventure, myth and folklore. Large murals or small canvases: he uses a variety of mediums such as digital, spray, brushes, acrylic and ink and is able to adopt many different styles.  Tyson’s work shows a strong sense of design combined with energetic colour palettes,  humour and an eye for detail. He continues to research and constantly create new forms of expression through different media, drawing and sculpture.