December 14, 2014

JAPAN

I'm slowly going through some photos of mine which I've never uploaded. Here are a few from when Lachlan and I visited Japan in November 2009. We went to Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Tokyo. I really loved each place we visited and I hope to go back to explore more someday.

December 10, 2014

INSPIRATION MOOD BOARDS

I've been doing some work for uimi, an Australian-made homewares, kids and women's fashion knitwear label known for bringing together vibrant colours, bold patterns, beautiful textures.

Having studied art from an early age, I thought I had a firm grasp on colour, in particular, but working at uimi, I've seen how they really push boundaries and try to come up with new and exciting colour combinations each season. Often, I wouldn't have thought to put particular colours together, but the outcomes are spectacular.

uimi have just launched a new label called, Blanki which is a range of fun kids blankets and cushions with a nod to pop-art. I created a few mood boards to show the inspirations behind the brand.


First image is a photograph taken by me, all other images via Pinterest.

March 14, 2014

8 FAVOURITE PINS RIGHT NOW

I'm currently busy working on artwork for the new Zebras album which is (finally!) due for release in the next month or so. I'm not going to give too much away, but it is going to be a watercolour painting. I love painting in watercolours. When done well, it can yield such delicate yet striking results. I don't paint as often as I'd like, but when something like this comes along which forces me to make time, I simply fall in love with this lovely malleable medium all over again.

Before I start any project I usually do a bit of inspiration digging to get the brain and hands working. Because I'm using watercolours, I've been looking at a lot of soft, smudgy, dribbles with contrast. So, I thought I'd share some great finds I've been pinning.


Everything, all at once by Belinda Marshall.


My opinion about you by agnes-cecile. Also, check out her YouTube channel for wonderful time-lapse videos.


This thing called art is really dangerous by agnes-cecile.


Ken Jarvela by Jim McVicker via The Watercolor Gallery.


Flash by Vanessa Prager.


Skymning and Gryning Wallpapers by Sandberg via Flodeau.


Our Neighborhood by Paul Rouphail.


Pink, illustrated by John Seares Riley, 1967 via here.


I also can't take my eyes off Alex Prager's super stylised photography at this moment. Her work is everything I love; art-house films, 60s/70s fashion, old cars, bright colours, emotional eyes and unusual shapes. Both of the Prager sisters (Alex and Vanessa) are a big influence for me. And, Alex is self-taught. Amazing.

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