Botanical Night by Kimmy Hogan...

 
Images from www.kimmyhogan.com.au

Botanical Night is the latest offering from super talented Geelong based artist Kimmy Hogan.

Kimmy's love of botanical beauty is apparent in her digitally illustrated artworks. The collection is limited edition with only 50 per size (4 size available) and each piece comes hand signed and numbered. 

Swooning over these stunning pieces... 

 

Lisa Lapointe - new homewares collection...

 
Lisa Lapointe artwork and soft furnishings. Photo – Armelle Habib. Styling – Julia Green of Greenhouse Interiors.  


Lisa Lapointe artwork and soft furnishings. Photo – Armelle Habib. Styling – Julia Green of Greenhouse Interiors.
 

We have loved Sydney based pencil artist Lisa Lapointe for her gorgeous artworks for a long time – how super talented is this lady?!! And in her newest venture she has released her very own collection of home wares, all adorned with her beautiful hand drawn designs. The range features oversized floor cushions, scatter cushions, quilts and wall paper – all printed and stitched in Sydney, Australia.

Avalon-based Lisa works exclusively in vibrant coloured pencil. Her meticulous works on paper are large in scale and utilise a bold colour palette, clean lines and strong geometric shapes. ‘The technique, hours of colouring in, is a sort of meditation practice in itself’ Lisa explains. ‘It requires great patience and diligence. Any mistakes become part of the work as there is no rubbing out or going over.’

Lisa Lapointe here - Shop here - Instagram here 

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The Finding Quiet Series by Mini Grandi Artist...

 
Rise from Defeat – fine art giclée print

Rise from Defeat – fine art giclée print

We love Mini Grandi Artist and her new series 'Finding Quiet' is none other than gorgeous. 

The inspiration behind her newest print range ‘Finding Quiet’ was her discovery that through being kind to herself she had gained acceptance and subsequent inner friendship. The quiet that filled her was the gift that she had given herself.

"This is so painfully obvious but something we don’t necessarily always see that clearly or even remember as sometimes that inner negative voice creeps into your mind discouraging you. I only discovered it’s importance since starting mini Grandi Artist almost 2 years ago. My days are now often a lot happier since learning to be kind to myself and taking consistent moments of quiet time for self care."

Storm over the Water and Storm over the Mountains fine art giclée prints.

Storm over the Water and Storm over the Mountains fine art giclée prints.

"I discovered stillness through meditation early on in my art journey but have come to realise that I now don’t have to search for it like I once did as it has quite simply found me and has become an established part of my life.  I live my days often with inner quiet and a resounding feeling of calm that helps me enjoy the process of each day as well as getting me through difficult situations.  Finding Quiet is something I always yearned for unconsciously but never knew how to reach until I was there. With this series I wish to inspire you with how I found my inner quiet through acceptance and kindness."

The Finding Quiet series is a collection of 4 fine art giclée prints ranging in size from A4 to A1 all printed using archival, non fading inks on heavy German etching watercolour paper.

Rise from Defeat – fine art giclée prints

Rise from Defeat – fine art giclée prints

Mini Grandi Artist here - Facebook here - Instagram here 

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Hunting for George ‘Golden Years’ Art Print Collection...

 
Art Direction: Lucy Glade-Wright Styling: Ruth Welsby Photography: Annette O’Brien

Art Direction: Lucy Glade-Wright
Styling: Ruth Welsby
Photography: Annette O’Brien

One of our favourite online retailers Hunting for George returns to it's roots and launches a new Art Print collection titled ‘Golden Years’ that celebrates the warmth and positivity of Summer.

We were extremely excited to design this new collection of art prints. It’s where we first began and art is where my passion lies. My background is in graphic design and I have a strong appreciation for typography. With this collection we experimented with different foil finishes and paper stock to introduce new textures. The beauty of foiling is that the type changes appearance based on how the light reflects from its surface, making it behave a little differently every time you see it.” Lucy Glade-Wright, co-founder.

The collection also features photographic prints that embrace the warmth and energy of Summer.

This photographic series features imagery from a range of different photographers but they all balance and complement one another. With each photographic print we wanted to capture the energy and warmth of Summer, it was such a pleasure curating these images and bringing them to life. We were lucky to collaborate with new photographers and are looking forward to developing these collaborations further.” Lucy Glade-Wright, co-founder.

The Ocean Floor print is from Clare Plueckhahn, a Melbourne based surf photographer. The print takes you to the depths of the quiet ocean floor and is a breathtaking, natural colour gradient from the ocean. “We’ve worked with Clare a few times and I am a huge fan of her work. Her underwater series is so powerful yet peaceful. We wanted to crop into her imagery to create a more abstract, painterly effect.” Lucy Glade-Wright, co-founder.

The Mr Fancy Plants Monstera print, features the photography of Melbourne green thumb Naomi Savio and is the first in a series of plant artworks for Hunting for George. This print creates immediate tropical jungle vibes without fear of under or over watering.

A stand out of this collection is the Cornwall print, capturing England’s Cornwall beach during a family Summer holiday in the 1950s. It’s a visual feast that draws you into a busy day at the beach. Perfect for bringing sunny positive vibes into your home. Its paired with the Last Wave print, a nostalgic photograph from a family album taken in Noosa, 1960. 

LAST WAVE PRINT - RRP $195.00

LAST WAVE PRINT - RRP $195.00

CORNWALL PRINT - RRP $195.00

CORNWALL PRINT - RRP $195.00

MR FANCY PLANTS MONSTERA PRINT - RRP $195.00

MR FANCY PLANTS MONSTERA PRINT - RRP $195.00

OCEAN FLOOR PRINT - RRP $195

OCEAN FLOOR PRINT - RRP $195

Hunting for George here - Facebook here - Instagram  - Pinterest here

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The Artwork Stylist new collection...

 
Hair Flow

Hair Flow

The Artwork Stylist is the brain child of sisters Sara and Amy Chamberlain Founders of The Real Estate Stylist. The Artwork Stylist is an organic collaboration between the stylist, designers, photographers, local printers and quality framers.

They support artisans and encourage individuality by deliver affordable fine art in a curated environment. 

Their newest collection is full of incredible new artists - combined they have travelled far and wide, weathered outback electrical storms, trekked to far away glaciers, canvasedthe desert, flown in helicopters, hidden in dark misty rooms, smashed flowers in liquid nitrogen and caught explosions mid chemical reactions. They are portrait chasers, established photojournalists, humble image makers and the emerging style creators. They are exposed and named and ready to share their wares with the world. They are The ArtworkStylist class of 2016. Meet the Artists here

Cactus Garden

Cactus Garden

Swiss Cheese II

Swiss Cheese II

Garden Roses I

Garden Roses I

High Tide

High Tide

Mangrove Sunset

Mangrove Sunset

The Railway

The Railway

Pink Sherbert

Pink Sherbert

Composition IV

Composition IV

Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy

The Artwork Stylist here - Instagram here - Pinterest here

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Kimmy Hogan...

 

I have been ooooing and ahhhhing over Kimmy Hogan's absolutely stunning art for such a long time and can't believe I haven't blogged about her sooner! 

Kimmy Hogan is a trained professional graphic designer who has worked in the advertising industry for over ten years. Her love of illustration, art and interiors had always been in the forefront of her mind and she finally fulfilled her passion and started creating her own art four years ago. 

"She had a love for traditional oil paintings but it was digital illustration where her talent lied – which led her to reinvent this tactile medium in a digital way. Whist her art is all digitally created it is still very ‘hand drawn’ with each line and shape being created with the stroke of the hand and each fleck of colour being carefully considered. The simplified curves and shapes of colour give the image a more painterly, impressionistic feel which range in subject matter from traditional to modern." about Kimmy via Greenhouse Interiors

Kimmy Hogan here - Shop here - Instagram here 

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United Interiors...

 

Introducing United Interiors, Australia’s newest online marketplace for desirable interior design. The recently launched website is home to leading brands The Canvas Workshop, Art Luxe, Rugspace and, the original name that started it all back in 2012, United Artworks.

These brands have consolidated into the new online mecca, United Interiors – founded by Managing Director Tony Romano. With over two decades of experience in the furniture and interiors industry, Tony continues to curate and drive the collections across United Interiors’ diverse brands. Placing courtesy, honesty and efficiency on par with style, United Interiors’ products have long been in demand by big decorating names such as Temple & Webster, The Block hop and Zanui, and have also been featured on television shows The Block and Selling Houses Australia.

Their reputation for quality and on-trend seasonality has led to creative collaborations with celebrity landscaper Jamie Durie, interior designers Alisa & Lysandra (The Block) and designer James Treble (The Living Room).

At United Interiors, both professional and budding interior designers will find everything they need to decorate their living spaces both inside and out. As one of the biggest online hubs for contemporary home accessories in the nation, they have you covered from floor to ceiling. The website offers beautiful hand painted artworks, fashionable prints, decor, cushions, ottomans and rugs that are always in touch with global trends. United Interiors is the new digital destination for making a house, a home.

United Interiors here - Facebook here - Instagram here

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Isamu Sawa - Without Water...

 

A moment of withering beauty caught in an instant and revealed forever in expansive detail. Isamu Sawa’s striking macro photographic images of dying flowers are proof that the art of master photographic craftsmanship is, in fact, not dead. Sawa’s new series confirms that technical brilliance, years of experience and a great eye still count.

Sawa first plucked a discarded flower from his florist wife’s studio intending to embark on a technical exercise. He used a process called focus stacking, taking up to 25 close-up or macro images with graduating depths of field and then combined them with complicated software to produce a single image in crisp, uniform focus. With encouragement from a friend he enlarged a single colour print and was immediately aware he had produced something special.

I was blown away. The flower looked so beautiful – the texture, the detail, the subtle palette of colours. It was something I’d never seen before.”

Sawa’s treatment of these withering flowers – just days or weeks after they featured in wedding ceremonies around the country – make them even more breathtaking and special. It is a slow, painstaking and complex process.

These are precious images,” says Sawa, “I’ve rescued these flowers so in a way I feel like I’ve given them another life.

Born in Japan and raised in Australia, Isamu Sawa has been a commercial photographer for more than 20 years. With a reputation for technical ability and a keen eye for composition he has worked for a host of commercial and editorial clients, including Holden, Mercedes Benz, Subaru, Domaine Chandon, Jack Daniel’s, Penfolds, GQ, The Age Melbourne Magazine and Vogue. He has also photographed well known identities including fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, actor Geoffrey Rush and former prime minister Kevin Rudd. 

Known to friends simply as ‘Issey’ he lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife Basia and their baby daughter, Hannah Rose.  

Isamu Sawa here - Facebook  - Contact here

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The Artwork Stylist...

 

I have been following and admiring the beautiful Art from The Artwork Stylist for a long time now and their latest collection is nothing short of stunning! 

The Artwork Stylist is the brain child of sisters Sara and Amy Chamberlain Founders of The Real Estate Stylist. The Artwork Stylist is an organic collaboration between the stylist, designers, photographers, local printers and quality framers.

Their concept is to deliver affordable fine art in a curated environment while maintaining exclusivity with limited edition runs of each piece. Their goal is to support local artists and the industry. Click to shop... x

The Artwork Stylist here - Pinterest here - Instagram here 

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Alisa and Lysandra Collection for United Artworks...

 

Australia's favourite Design Duo and winners of The Block, Alisa and Lysandra, have collaborated with United Artworks on an exclusive new artwork collection. As a Block addict and lover of the twins sassyness and design skills, I was super excited to hear about their latest collaboration. Beautiful plus affordable art is always hard to come by so this partnership is a winner!

Ethereal abundance is the inspiring element behind Alisa and Lysandra’s new curated collection of artworks. Featuring both graphic and photographic designs that represent the grandeur and abundance of nature. Moody yet seductive, distressed yet perfectly imperfect, structural and detailed, are some of the elements that describe this ethereal collection of artworks all which create visual interest through natures’ detailed and audacious textures and hues.

Designed and produced exclusively in Australia, this impressive new range of contemporary artwork is reflective of current interior trends and colour forecasts. Artwork is the finishing touch for interiors styling, and this collaboration offers the Australian market the opportunity to purchase and enjoy artwork at an affordable price tag, making artwork available to everyone.

I had the pleasure of styling a few of these gorgeous artworks in my own home. The colour palettes  were so easy to work with, seamlessly fitting in with my interior aesthetics and design... keep scrolling to find out more about the girls' collaboration. 

Styled by Dot + Pop - In both Directions buy it here

Styled by Dot + Pop - In both Directions buy it here

Styled by Dot + Pop - Arctic Solstice buy it here

Styled by Dot + Pop - Arctic Solstice buy it here

Styled by Dot + Pop - In both Directions buy it here

Styled by Dot + Pop - In both Directions buy it here

This collection is moody, raw and very ethereal,” explains Alisa. “It features a series of visually powerful prints that create aesthetic polarities and perfectly balance masculine and feminine tones and textures through the colour palette of nature.

Alisa and Lysandra for United Artworks - Pastel Skys buy it here

Alisa and Lysandra for United Artworks - Pastel Skys buy it here

 “As interior designers we know that our projects become complete when all the finishing touches are in place and this includes artwork, which can deliver enormous emotional power in a space more than homewares or other accessories,” says Lysandra. “We have always wanted to create a collection that will compliment our design style, our colour forecasts and a collection that matches the tone of our work.”

Styled by Dot + Pop - Arctic Solstice buy it here

Styled by Dot + Pop - Arctic Solstice buy it here

Alisa and Lysandra here - United Artworks here - Facebook A + L here - Instagram A + L - Twitter A + L here - Facebook United Artworks here - Instagram United Artworks here - Twitter United Artworks here - #ALxUA

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Castle and Things…. Paper Sculptures

Yes, Yes, Yes... how beautiful are these Paper Origami Sculptures by Castle & Things... heaven! These babies are full of colour, form and texture and make the most beautiful piece of Art for that space that needs a little bit of pop and love - Rachel suggests to feature them on a stack of books, a kitchen bench, a bedside table, a coffee table and any and every bookshelf. They are also gorgeous suspended from the ceiling, they close into perfect cylinders top and bottom so are decorative only and not to be used with light bulbs please... x

Styling by @sophiethestylist
Styling by @megan_morton Photography by @sammcadam_cooper

Styling by @megan_morton Photography by @sammcadam_cooper

Rachel Castle here- Instagram here - Facebook here

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Lisa Lapointe...

I have been drooling, oohing and ahhing over Sydney based pencil artist Lisa Lapointe for a long time now and I am so excited to share her stunning Art and insight into her world with you today. 

Lisa creates large scale, vivid colour pencil art works that are truly breathtaking. You will be in awe of her skill and creativity when you see these pieces... many cannot fathom that they are created by hand.  

Click onto our Interviews page to see the full interview... 

Lisa Lapointe here - Shop here - Instagram here

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Urban Road SS14 Collection...

Urban Road Spring/Summer 2014 Art Range has launched and it is absolutely gorgeous - no surprise there with the track record they have of producing fantastic art.  They have a truly extensive range of art to compliment your home, lovingly created with patterns to blend with your home decor, gorgeous colour palettes, on trend designs and uplifting imagery.

Urban Road launched in 2010, by self-taught artist and illustrator Suzie Atkin, who dreamed of bringing original canvas art prints into the homes of savvy art lovers world wide. They have also been featured in many leading lifestyle and home magazine such as House & Garden, Adore Home and Home Beautiful; as well as featuring on TV shows such as The Block and Better Home and Gardens. 

You can shop online or browse the pieces in their gallery. They are a combination of hand painted art and digital design, printed on 100% cotton canvas. 

“A good painting, to me, has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires”  Hedy Lamarr, American Actress

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