Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Wild Apple Graphics

It has been a very productive week with lots more collections being finalised for Surtex. My work will be displayed at the Wild Apple Graphics booth and I'm very much looking forward to hearing all the feedback from clients about my new collections. Here are some pieces from some recent collections I finished this week.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Surtex rush in on!

It's that time of the year again. Surtex! With only a month to go, every artist I know is in a frantic rush to get as much work done as possible, including me. Today I have been putting some collections together from previous individual pieces I have worked on. It's been a bit of a mixed day with some watercolour painting, pencil drawings and vector based illustrations. All in all, it's been a productive day :)

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Word Art Challenge!

I have been told that I need to do more word art but lettering is definitely not something I am particularly good at. You would think that being a Signwriter, I would ace lettering but no. I remember learning lettering at trade school and failing miserably. I always admired those old school Signies with their mahl sticks and paintbrushes, ticking out their letters and then painting them effortlessly. Lucky for me the 'imperfect' look is in! Here's my first 'word art' piece. I can see all those old school Signwriters shacking their heads at this!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Cat's in the Garden

My old black cat Diesel loves sleeping in the garden. We call him our little Panther. There are a few flat spots in the Alyssum where he likes to curl up for a nap. I have to be careful when I water. There have been a few times I have got the death stare from him because I've accidentally squirted him with the hose!

Here's a new piece from me today called 'Cat's in the Garden'. Not very original, I know but that's all I could come up with.

Little Sparrows

I'm signing off for the night with some little sparrows. Phew, it's been a big day. Good night all.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Pattern play

Well, it seems as if the sun has finally decided to submit to the rain and the cool Autumn breeze but that's no excuse for me to not to spend some time in my studio this morning. Today I am playing with patterns. I really like how the rabbit pattern turned out. I think this would look great as a print too!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

A beautiful day!

It's such a beautiful day in Melbourne. I am in my little studio in the back yard with the doors and windows open, enjoying the autumn breeze and listening to the birds. Here's what I have been working on today.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Jennifer Nelson

Last week I had a Skype meeting with the lovely Jennifer Nelson. She is an agent who represents some of the worlds most talented artists. She has started a new branch of her business where she offers advice to artists. You can find more information here at Advice for Artists. I would highly recommend a chat with Jennifer if you have any concerns about a contract or would simply like Jennifer to look through your portfolio and offer feedback.

During my chat with Jennifer, we discussed my portfolio and strategies for getting my work out their to a wider audience. Her feedback and advice was constructive and invaluable. I came away with a list of things 'to do', not only in my work but on social media platforms. I feel extremely motivated and positive about my next steps forward.

Thank you Jennifer Nelson.

One of Jennifer's recommendations was to work on more florals. Here is one I have just finished. I have a few more in the pipeline and look forward to finishing them. You will see more floral pieces from me soon.