Modern, Deliberate, Individual - Art prints by LYNKA.INK

 
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We love sharing new beautiful art with you and we know that you will just love boutique design studio LYKNA.INK, founded by artist/designer Lyn Gowin.

Built on a love of conceptual design, an eye for the unique and a passion for making art more accessible, Lyn takes a modern approach of experimenting with both traditional art methods and digital technology, to create premium statement art prints. 

And Lyn is offering you all 10% off all orders - use code D+P10 at the checkout, YAY - SHOP here! Code ends 30th September 2017.

I sat down with Lyn and chatted all things art, inspo and design... scroll down to check it out and you might just need ALL of these prints in your house by the end, I know I do!

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Can you tell us about LYNKA.INK and what led you to becoming an artist?

I have worked in Fashion for over 10 years but was always drawn to the graphic/illustration aspect of the business rather than actual garment design. Having always illustrated and painted my own art on the side as well, it was after having my daughter that I decided to focus on these passions outside of the fashion industry. The light bulb moment for LYNKA.INK came when creating some wall art for my daughter’s room. When friends showed interest in it, it opened my eyes to sharing my work as quality editions so more than one person could enjoy it.

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How would you describe your art?

I like to think of my work as thoughtfully considered art and design. Every design has its reason & own evolution. My work tends to be quite minimalist, graphic and modern. I am a less is more kind of person and this definitely comes through in my work. I am passionate about making my art accessible, yet retaining its exclusivity, and that is the key concept of why I chose to create my work as limited edition art prints.

Each print is archival grade, and stamped, signed & numbered by me. Currently the first collection holds 100 editions of each design, but I plan to reduce this number to 50 with the next collection.

Can you tell us about the creative process you go through when creating your pieces?

It all starts with pen, paper and lots of random sketching. I am old fashioned in that respect and even though my art is digital in final form, I never sway too far from my love of traditional art methods of hand illustrations and painting.

So for me its all about experimenting in the studio. Sometimes an idea just has better impact as purely digital work and other times I will mix the two together for a more organic feel.

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Where did your love of art come from?

My love of art definitely stems from my mum who is also an artist and graphic designer. From an early age my artistic side was always nurtured and in particular I was encouraged to think outside the square when being creative. I think exposure to the modern, abstract & cubist art my own mother was inspired about and painted herself, strongly fuelled a similar love for this art within myself.

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Where does your inspiration come from?

My ideas are so random and just come from the everyday…my surroundings – basically anything! It can be the lines of a building, the composition of an interesting photograph or just something I am looking at broken down to it's simplest forms of line & shape. Very often as well, I love the idea of just putting a line or shape on paper and seeing where it takes me. I like to think these pieces are more guided by emotion and how I am feeling at the time.

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Who are your favourite artists/designers/architects at the moment?

I love uncomplicated yet thought provoking design and am drawn to such artists & designers. I really like the French artist Frederic Forrest’s work. His unfinished sketches seem so complete at the same time. I really also admire Melbourne artist Caroline Walls and how she stays so true to her subject matter whilst reinventing it all the same with each new collection.

What can we expect from you next?

I am currently working on my next collection which I plan to release later in the year. I kept my first collection quite broad but with this next release of art prints, I am keeping it tightly curated to what is my design handwriting. I am really enjoying experimenting with different mediums and can’t wait to share the finished concepts.

I recently showed my collection at Melbourne’s Décor + Design show which was an incredible experience and confirmed a really clear vision for LYNKA.INK. My next focus is the Finders Keepers market in Oct where I look forward to showing my work to the public outside of the trade show arena.

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Lyn Gowin of LYNKA.INK

Lyn Gowin of LYNKA.INK

 

Bloom | new collection by Kimmy Hogan

 

There is so much to love about Kimmy Hogan's latest collection BLOOM. \

Her art is digitally created, however each line and each shape has been created with the stroke of her hand, resulting in the feeling of her pieces being hand drawn. Every line and every colour is carefully considered and each piece is an absolute masterpiece - we can't decide which one we love the most, which is your favourite?

Each piece is limited edition, so be quick - Shop at Kimmy Hogan or Green House Interiors .

 

Artist Profile - Alan Walsh...

 

Alan Walsh is a dapper Yorkshireman and internationally acclaimed artist who continues ‘to blow doors right off’ with his use of light and primary colours. His style is accessible, vivaciousness and brings a certain vibrancy to any canvas. 

Due to his father's job designing racing cars, Alan spent his childhood weekends travelling to exotic destinations such as Monaco, Monza and Silverstone. To keep him entertained on these long journeys Alan would sit with a pencil case and paper, and sketch the glamour and decadence of this grand life.

I found the racing interesting but the thing that truly mesmerized me was off the track, the sheer glitz and glamour that arrives when the Formula One roadshow comes to town. It wasn't only the places we travelled to. I was also captivated by the luxury brands that would sponsor the sport - the huge designer watches the drivers would wear, the way certain woman around the circuit would dress like they were walking down a catwalk.’  

By his early 20’s Alan had already created an impressive portfolio, designing and illustrating for many leading branding agencies both in the UK, US and Australia. In 2010 he left the branding world behind, making the decision to focus solely on his art and exhibit around the Globe. That he certainly did, excelling with solo Exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, London and a sell-out Tour de France show while also owning his own Sydney gallery for 3 years.

Since then, it’s no coincidence that prestigious commissions have followed, for the likes of London Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz, Tag Heuer Watches, Tour De France, Grey Goose Vodka, Coca Cola, Neverfail Spring Water and The Royal Flying Doctors. His work has become iconic, earning him front covers of art house magazines and has been compared to other greats who ‘blew the doors off’, such as Andy Warhol and Fellow Yorkshire man David Hockney.

Today, with Alan’s hands-on approach, the brand continues to flourish and evolve. He travels the world to immerse himself in different cultures and people from all corners of the globe, fuelling his creativity with things seen and felt and imagined. 

 

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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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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