Lines of Life – Sheree Smith’s Artistic Exploration in Mark-Making July 2, 2024

I have always loved art and pursued creative hobbies. At school, art and textiles were my favourite subjects and when my husband and I purchased our first home, I made art to fill our blank walls and loved to reupholster and restore old retro furniture. Once our kids came along, that put any creative aspirations I had on hold. Being a mum can sometimes…

The Fusion of Line & Light – Natalie Uhrik’s Signature Art June 6, 2024

It all started after a seed was planted in my head by an artist I met as a young child. Naturally good with my hands, much like my father, I played with paint and clay sculpture in high school. Graduating from Sydney College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in ceramics – mainly mould work and throwing. But as life happened, art took a step to the side.

Geometric Symphony – Leah Nadeau’s Colourful Compositions December 5, 2023

In 2009 I began my first year of college and took a contemporary art history class. This lead me down the path I’m currently on. I became fascinated with The Abstract Expressionist Artists and it later inspired me to buy my first set of paints. I went to countless museums that year and absorbed inspiration like a sponge. It was the first time I realised I loved…

A Journey to the Outback – Abstract Landscape Impressions of Kylie Daniel October 31, 2023

My artist journey began a long time ago but it wasn’t until the last 3-4 years that I really started to focus on this current style. I didn’t choose abstract art – it kinda chose me. I love the way abstract art can be perceived in many different ways from many different people. I might see land, somebody else might see sky and the next person… 

Blurring Boundaries – The Fusion of Digital and Traditional in Corinne Melanie’s Art October 11, 2023

My artistic journey is one that I feel like I’ve always been on! I’ve painted and drawn for as long as I can remember, and my childhood memories are of me entertaining myself by drawing and creating castles and jungles and other fantasy worlds. I didn’t complete an arts degree but pursued business studies instead, because I was told that being an artist wasn’t a real career…

Interconnected with Nature – Lizzie Alsop’s Geometric Expression October 5, 2023

Lizzie Alsop is an artist whose creative journey began on a farm, sketching the natural world around her. In 2008, she transitioned into professional artistry, leaving behind a nursing career. Self-taught and continually learning, Lizzie believes that creativity is innate in all humans. Her contemporary style blends abstract…

Journey of Discovery – Sheri Skele’s Artistic Exploration of Indigenous Culture September 13, 2023

I am a proud Bidjara woman of the South West region in Queensland and my family are from the Charleville area. I didn’t discover my Aboriginal heritage until I was in my teens and sadly I didn’t understand the importance of it at the time, though I was always proud of my heritage. I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to close the gap slightly for my children and been able to give…

Healing Through Heritage – Domica Hill’s Contemporary Aboriginal Inspirations September 7, 2023

I am a Palawa/Pakana woman with connections to the Northwest Coast of Tasmania. My people have a deep spiritual and cultural connection to the land and its natural resources. Everything was done in harmony with the environment, including hunting, gathering and fishing.The Palawa culture includes rich traditions of art, storytelling and oral history.

Dreaming Pathways – The Intricate Art World of Holly McLennan-Brown August 31, 2023

Delve into the intricate details that define Holly McLennan-Brown’s artistic journey, where every stroke tells a story and every pattern weaves a connection to her Yorta Yorta heritage. Holly McLennan-Brown, a proud Yorta Yorta woman, weaves her cultural heritage into contemporary art. Raised amidst the stories of Maloga and Cummeragunja, her family’s rich history fuels her creations.

Layers of Life – Kamilya Lowana White’s Contemporary Aboriginal Art August 24, 2023

Kamilya Lowana White, a contemporary Aboriginal artist, has always had a passion for art that traces back to her earliest memories. Her journey is deeply rooted in her Kija Bardi heritage, a connection that profoundly influences the stories told in her vibrant paintings. Drawing inspiration from the land and oceans of her ancestral Kimberley region…

A Symphony of Colour – B. Twomey’s Artistic Exploration of Australian Life August 17, 2023

I loved art at high school, particularly acrylics on canvas, and I took every art subject that I could right up until the end of Senior. Moving to the UK in my late teens, I kept sketchbooks and visual diaries of just about everything. Back in Australia in my early twenties, I learnt to play guitar and went on to write songs and play in bands around the Eastern suburbs of Sydney.

Threads of Connection – Emma Stenhouse’s Cultural Weaving and Aboriginal Art August 10, 2023

Emma Stenhouse is an artist whose creative journey is a testament to the power of cultural reconnection. Drawing from her Ngarrindjeri heritage, she weaves intricate narratives onto canvas, celebrating the stories of her people and the landscapes that have shaped her. With a background in early childhood education, Emma’s art is a bridge…

Painting Nature’s Soul – The Inspiration of Michelle Keighley August 3, 2023

As far back as I can remember, I had to be doing something hands-on and tactile. Even at school I never responded that well to being told how to do something, you had to show me and then let me do it. That was my learning style and I learnt fast. I assume that’s why I did well in subjects involving manual arts and struggled in subjects…

Layers of Timeless Beauty – Sarah Leslie’s Botanical Glimpses July 26, 2023

Sarah Leslie is an artist whose journey into the world of art began at a young age. Encouraged by her parents, she started drawing and exploring various art forms, eventually leading her to study graphic design in University. After having children, Sarah rekindled her passion for fine arts and painting, creating a unique style that blends her design…

Reflective Landscapes – The Heartfelt Paintings of Lydia Ben-Natan July 19, 2023

From a young age I started sketching portraits, however quickly founded my love for painting and never-looked-back! There is something very special to me about the power of pushing paint and how it can tell stories so viscerally. Fifty something years on, with each new work I am still as excited by the process and constantly evolving my creative practice.

From Canvas to Textiles – Miss Moresby’s artistic journey in painting patterns June 29, 2023

Sarah Rowe, known as ‘Miss Moresby’ is a talented artist specialising in textile design and oil painting. With a background in fine art she finds beauty in everyday objects and incorporates them into her artwork. Sarah’s vibrant and bold artistic style is characterised by organic botanic shapes and abstract motifs. Inspired by her surroundings and…

Brushstrokes of Resilience – Charlie Nanos’s recovery through storytelling and nostalgia June 6, 2023

Nestled in a cozy, hand-built studio just off the Mornington Peninsula, Charlie Nanos has embarked on a transformative journey from tradesman to a full time artist. In 2021, a rare heart condition forced him to leave his trade, but he found solace and healing through the world of art. His aim now is to weave storytelling and nostalgia into his artworks…

Embracing the Colours of Life – Sharon Rynehart’s Journey of Inspiration and Hope May 22, 2023

I’ve always been creative, I majored in fashion design and art at school, then later on studied and became an interior designer and colour consultant. At first though, I only really painted for myself as a hobby – art to put on my own walls – but in 2018 I lost use of the right side of my upper body. That was so devastating as I was so active and healthy prior.

Maggi McDonald’s playful use of colour evoking a sense of joy and happiness May 9, 2023

After a tough time personally I realised that life is too short not to follow my creative dreams and decided to go back to school and study design. I rediscovered my love of painting and started playing around with acrylics and palette knives. I shared what I was doing on Instagram and I sold my first painting to a friend and I’ve been painting ever since.

Exploring the Depths of Color and Pattern – A Watercolor Journey with Renee Tohl March 15, 2023

I didn’t realise how much I had used art as a therapeutic tool my whole life and without it I felt like a part of me was missing. So I decided to start painting, just for fun. I had never really painted much before, I had always mostly drawn but I found painting incredibly calming and mindful. I still didn’t see it as a career choice at that point, it was just a really enjoyable…

Escape through art – The vision of Kristyna Dostalova February 9, 2023

My journey has been a colourful and ever-evolving one. I grew up in the Czech Republic in a small town that was rather depressing. I found solace in creating colourful pieces of art as a way to escape the dreariness of my surroundings. My mother saw my talent and encouraged me to continue by signing me up for junior art school. Though I continued…

Fern Seibler’s artistic flow, a nature inspired journey January 23, 2023

In a recent interview, artist Fern Siebler shared her journey to becoming an artist and the inspiration behind her unique style. It all started as a hobby, but turned into something more as Fern went through a difficult time and wanted to get back to doing something she loved – being creative. Fern’s art is characterised by its free-flowing and uncontrolled style…

Lia Porto adds embroidery and collages in her art to explore cultural identities October 27, 2022

My practice was originated in painting and drawing but through time I incorporated embroidery, collage and installations. I’m very interested in the hybridisations of techniques to amplify the range of the materials that I work with, because that allows me to reach further in my conceptual explorations. I work with my daily concerns…

Catherine Fitzgerald experiences everyday wanderlust through her paintings October 26, 2022

I began painting at an early age. My mother was creative, she gave me the inspiration and support to concentrate on my art. Though, it was for an unusual reason, I lipread, I am hard of hearing. My art distracted me from what I missed due to lack of hearing, it gave me purpose. My vision rules my life, I am not distracted by sounds, but have heightened visual awareness.

Ani Ipradjian’s heritage plays a part of the tribal patterns in her artworks October 26, 2022

Art is everything to me as it is a big part of my life. It keeps me sane and helps me relax. I have never really taken a break from creating and the times that I have it has always felt like something is missing. I do believe that I come from an artistic family of fashion designers, tattoo artists, jewellery designers and have always felt blessed that I had passion…

Amira Rahim expressing bold abstracts, whimsical figures, and juicy florals October 25, 2022

My art journey started as a kid. It was something that I enjoyed to do and I was naturally talented, naturally gifted with capturing things from life. So my art journey pretty much started with a pen and paper. A big part of my artistic journey, which I really have to give kudos to my mother was she always kept us attending the Newark Art Museum.

Anna Blatman – May Your Life Be Full Of Colour October 24, 2022

I started entering art shows, and someone said, “oh I’d buy that!” and I thought oh well if they would buy it maybe someone else would also buy it. And then I think I just kept going. I never had any plans. I’ve just thought I’ll just keep seeing this out until no one wants to hear from me again! And I’m still going. That is what I’m very grateful for.

Jen Shewring – Time to add happiness to our walls August 24, 2022

I probably first started my creative journey as a young person. In my teenage years, I was creating pottery on the weekends, and we had a kiln at home, I would fire it in the kiln and give it out to my friends and family. Then I got into designing my own clothes and making them so that I could wear them and go out on the weekends.

Art doesn’t have to be big to make an impression August 11, 2022

Our Mini Frame Collection adds impact to your interior design space. Small nooks and crannies, or mounted on a small wall, are the perfect setting for a smaller art print. Alter and rearrange your art collection to compliment your style. Smaller wall? No problem at all…True art lovers make the most of every inch of wall space and believe that every home deserves beautiful art.

Vanessa Maver capturing a moment and showing the beauty in small things August 2, 2022

I’ve always painted, and I’ve always drawn from a really young age. While other kids were out playing, I was always sitting at the kitchen table painting or drawing. I studied design and went on to work in the design industry and advertising agencies. I was doing branding and then I studied fine art as well. Painting was always something I did in the…

Julie Lynch, a visual feast of colour and texture June 21, 2022

I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember, I was encouraged as a child to draw, paint, and make. and the journey has just continued. I don’t think I could have been anything else. My journey has continued and improved through observing, practising, and absorbing all the influences around me…

Clair Bremner showing the beauty that nature has to offer May 30, 2022

My artwork is inspired by nature and I like to focus on bringing the outside in. My paintings are highly decorative, however I feel they also serve as a reflection of the beauty and complexity that nature provides. I like to capture the essence of a landscape, stylising it and making it my own. I employ colour, pattern…

Kelly’s on trend Figurative Still Life collection May 12, 2022

The lockdown presented the opportunity to focus on the development of a new technique and genre aimed to enhance today’s interiors, with on trend subject matter, composition and colours. The magic of still life paintings is that they can show us a new way of looking…

Martin Breeze paints to get inspired April 28, 2022

“My art is all abstract. I am fascinated by it because it affords me the opportunity to avoid trying to imitate the world around me or to focus on replicating any fixed objects,” Martin said. “Life has so many boundaries, and restrictions and abstract art allows me to let go and see where [the flow] takes me I am in love with…

Angela Hawkey opens about her inspirations April 13, 2022

First thing: morning coffee! Planning commissions, new painting ideas, emails, messages etc., and then putting paint to canvas. Looking up hours later realising I haven’t had lunch, then back to painting, photography, listing art for sale, writing cards, filling out certificates of authenticity, tidying up roughly, and then getting ready for…

Russellina Puruntatameri talks about her Tiwi heritage March 23, 2022

The Tiwi Islands, located in the Timor Sea 80km north of Darwin, are home to the Tiwi people and consist of two main islands, Melville Island, and Bathurst Island. The Tiwi people identify three separate seasons – Jamutakari (wet season), Kumunupunari (dry season) and Tiyari (hot season), these seasons are the key to the Tiwi cycle of life. My name is Russellina Puruntatameri…

Kathleen Buzzacott’s paintings celebrate her Aboriginal Heritage March 23, 2022

My artistic journey began with time spent with my sister Julie. While my husband was at work I would visit her at her house in Alice Springs. It was 1993 and I was pregnant with my son Kyle. I was on leave from my job as a hairdresser. My sister had a lot of work as an artist. She also had commission work to paint bush bananas…