Archive for 2012

SCART at Acme et al

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Scart_AtAcmeEtAl

Great idea for a show right?!

Acme et al is a gallery in Yarra Glen, VIC, who endlessly support my work. A bunch of genuine, kind, art-wise people, who as you can see, come up with innovative ideas.

Though I’m not a scarf maker, I know many of you out there are very talented with things that be knitty, so I thought you might like to know about this. Not only to see the show, but to submit your own work. There’s only a few days left to enter… So, go on!

Entry details are here.

Mini-prints on Kepago

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Kepago specialises in products of great design, offered to members at discounted prices. No more wading through a multitude of categories – just plenty of designer products, all in one convenient place. It’s all quality hand-picked merchandise, showcased on one easy site.”

A range of my mini-prints are on sale on Kepago this week. Usually $12 each, Kepago are now offering them for $9, for designs including Wilderness, Sacrifice, Blue Whales, Strings, and Where Babies Come From.

Art Lab For Kids

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

 


Art Lab For Kids
is a wonderful new book by Susan Schwake, the mastermind behind artstream studios. It’s a source of ideas and lessons for creating all manner of different art with children… mind you I learnt a couple of new things from it too.

 

 

Beautifully photographed and clearly laid out, it steps you through 52 different art styles, each relating to a particular artist; a type of “how to achieve their look” guide.

And I am delighted to be one of the artists! I’m on the watercolour and pencil page.

 



 

The book is lovely, meaty and inspiring. You can buy it online here, and find out more about it here.
 

Family Portrait Commission

Monday, March 19th, 2012

A few months back I did a commission for a very musical family. Craig and Elke were about to be married after having been together for years and years, and wanted something special to mark this time in their lives together (along with their gorgeous daughter and beloved pooch).

Craig had proposed to Elke by taking her for a walk on the beach and letting her find a message in a bottle he had planted there earlier. A-MAZ-ING!

I included lots of instruments and musical elements in the painting too, to represent the passion they have for their band “Pachooka“. The picture was to be printed on beer coolers for their wedding. Hope it was unforgettable guys.

Lifestyle Asia Magazine

Friday, March 16th, 2012

This month Lifestyle Asia magazine published a lovely big four glossy-paged feature of my work. If you can read chinese you can read the interview, if not the stylish design and layout is worth a look in itself, the Chinese characters make it look so fancy! Big thanks to Ambrosia for the interview (and whoever designed the beautiful layout). Pick the magazine up in Sydney if you feel like a look.

My Bearded Pigeon

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Recently I did a photoshoot for my good friend Cath; (maker of gorgeous cushions, mind and hands behind My Bearded Pigeon), for her Etsy Featured Seller interview.

Yay Cath!