I couldn't be more excited to share with you my latest collection of original artworks and limited edition prints, 'Eye Spy'
During winter (and COVID-19 lockdown) when the wattle started to bloom here on the Surf Coast I found myself constantly stopping the car to take photos and always had my eyes peeled for new blooms and signs of spring. I was playing 'Eye Spy' all the time! I wanted to bring that excitement and energy to the page and share my love for this time of year.
It's wildflower season! I spent a wonderful afternoon wandering around Anglesea Heath with my eyes peeled and camera at the ready. Anglesea Heath is a treasure trove of Victorian wildflowers, especially native orchids. There are around 80 different species of orchid to spot! We found 3 haha! Dare say I'll be heading back next weekend so spot a few more. Not a bad iso-activity.
There was a little window between lockdowns here in Victoria where I couldn't have felt more creative and productive. There were the first signs of spring in the air, wattle was starting to bloom, flowering gum too. It all felt very promising.
Heyyyy I did my first ever podcast interview! Ben and Jess from Surf Coast Creatives Podcast invited me to be their first guest of the second season of their show. We talked all things art and life and business and had a great time! I shared a few of my business tips, and mistakes I made along the way as well as upcoming projects and plans.
Back in 2016 I had the pleasure of working on some artworks intended for yoga mats. This particular project piqued my interest because the brief was so different and exciting. The client was after designs that were completely organic and not produced on the computer. She also wanted vibrant and playful artwork that would suit not only adult mats, but kids mats too.
Here's a few little snappies from behind the scenes of the big shoot day! I film my online courses all in one day, basically from start to finish. The start of the day usually involves coffee and discussing with the team the approach for the day. Getting the lights set up just right takes a little while and then we are off! Not without our fair share of laughs, goof ups, tongue twisters, painting mistakes in the mix.
A lovely little write up in the Surf Coast Times last week. I was the fortunate recipient of a Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative grant from Regional Arts Victoria recently and was asked about how I was planning to utilise the grant. We also talked about my new online course The Magic of Colour Mixing!
Alongside the launch of my new online course I have collated some of my favourite painting tunes into a Spotify playlist for you all. Music to Make Art to spans the decades as well as genres, starting with a bit of soul, Motown and funk, then moving into a bit of pop and chill out too. I love to dance around as I paint, so this playlist will hopefully get your toe tapping and don't blame me if you burst out in song!