"Wardle's work renders the urban landscape as if caught in the midst of a nuclear blast; colours intensified to a terrifying degree.

He has ratcheted up Howard Arkley's day-glo colours and spray can appearance with carefully applied brush strokes. His suburbia burns with radioactive intensity. In other works, the colours are muted, greys and ultra-marines dumbed down to a tonality of nuclear winter.

The sci-fi dystopia of Wardle's works is key to their appeal."

The Age, Afterglow of success - Ashley Crawford