A Busy year so far May 22 2015
WOW!!!! here I am, again running behind on my blog posts....I seriously need and would love a P.A. It's been go go go. I have been flat out getting out commissions, promoting my Tahiti workshops, teaching my Sydney art classes and getting ready and painting towards my up coming residency at Le Meridien Tahiti and exhibition at Gallerie Winkler in Papeete. I have been so busy I have neglected to mention the fabulous press I have been getting all year.
In March 'Two Quirky Birds' did a lovely piece on me, my work and my home, I was the featured freedom traveller in April on 'The Freedom Travellers' blog, KarryOn wrote a great piece in May about my workshops in Tahiti and the 'pièce de résistance'.... I am very excited to have just received a copy of the 2015 edition of Le Meridien magazine Tahiti and Bora Bora in which I am featured over 3 pages and in 3 languages.
Click on an image to read the articles
Thank you all for your great support!
2015 THE YEAR TO GET CREATIVE! February 20 2015
It's been a great start to 2015 with my Sydney art classes filling up fast and the launch of the new package and dates for 'EXPRESS YOURSELF TAHITI'.
In collaboration with Tahiti Tourisme Australia, Le Meridien Tahiti and Tahiti Mana Adventures, I am pleased to announce i will be conducting three 'Express Yourself Tahiti' workshops during my residency 'PAINTING IN PARADISE'. I now have a new collaborative partner, 'Tahiti Mana Adventures' with whom I have been designing a most exciting package with optional extras and introducing the 'Lazy Husbands/Non-Painting Partners package, for those who would like to accompany their creative mates but not participate.
For more information and dates click here
What an incredible year it has been!!! December 11 2014
Having evolved and developed many exciting projects this has truly been a fabulous Year.
My new brand 'Bohemian Island Palace' turns one, the 'Urban Amazons' set the tone for the year with well received exhibitions both in Melbourne and Sydney, followed by an extremely successful 2 month residency in Tahiti painting and conducting workshops and most recently a gorgeous collaborative exhibition of my paintings and textiles at Rust in Avalon.
To cap this all of I will be opening my studio to the public for
CHRISTMAS CHEER AND CHAMPAGNE SHOPPING!
Join myself and studio partner, Jewellery designer Kristina Brenke, for a glass or two of champagne cheer to toast the upcoming festive season whilst browsing through new and original works hot off the easel and bench!
Saturday 13th Dec 10am - 3pm
S T U D I O S A L O F T
1st & 2nd floors Prosper Lane Rozelle
(Rear 660 Darling Street)
t: 02 9555 7124 m: 0409 362 949
May Mayhem June 07 2014
It's been so busy at the 'Bohemian Island Palace' I haven't had a chance to do any blogging.
So much has happened. The art classes are booming, my home has been used as a location again for 'Better Homes and Gardens' magazine, my Tahiti workshops are full - which has been such an organisational challenge, I feel like I have become mini Tahiti Tourisme Bureau and I have been painting towards and designing a new collection of 'Hero' cushions for my upcoming Urban Amazons exhibition for Sydney.
'Better Homes and Gardens' magazine chose my home as location for their craft section as it had a Boho theme. What better place to use than the 'Bohemian Island Palace'. It was a crazy day full of colour and I met some wonderful people including the talented Andre Martin, who photographed the shoot and stylist, Lisa Hilton, who cleverly made sure my 'Hero' cushions were placed oh so obviously in shot awarding me some much appreciated editorial.
As you may know my art classes are going extremely well. I am fully booked for term 2 and only limited places are left for term 4.
I'm so proud of my students, their work is improving in quantum leaps.These are some of their works completed in term 1.
Art Classes Sydney April 15 2014
Wow, I can't believe it's April already...March was such a busy Month, and the pace does not seem to be slowing. I thought I could lay low for a bit after my 'Urban Amazons' exhibition opened, but as soon as I returned to Sydney my new Art Classes Sydney began.
I started at first with only the 2 sessions, but was quickly urged to begin a second evening session...I wonder if it has anything to do with the '6-9 with Cheese and Wine' title.
I must say I am really enjoying the classes, and my students are progressing so quickly. Take a look at these pics below.
Urban Amazons February 04 2014
I have been painting like a demon towards my upcoming exhibition 'Urban Amazons' at Tusk Gallery, Chapel Street South Yarra.
This will be my first exhibition in Melbourne, I am excited and nervous at the same time.
The gallery has asked me for an artists statement, which in the past I never provided but in this case I actually was dying to share with people my inspiration behind this body of work..please read below.
Urban Amazons, 6 - 27 March 2014
The ‘Amazons’ were a nation/tribe of all female warriors in Greek mythology.
This body of work has been inspired by an emerging tribe of women in society today that I refer to as the
These girls are strong, feisty, and extremely feminine. Their sense of aesthetic is a form of expression and a statement of their sensuality removed from the norm that society dictates.
However it is by no means a protest against the stereotyped roles that women have been groomed towards for generations, nor a statement of yet another pigeon hole called 'feminism'. It appears to me to be a natural evolution and an uncontrived liberation to be simply themselves.
They celebrate their femininity in a unique, unencumbered way with a beautiful confidence.
All my models I have found by chance out and about and this body of work has evolved through these women.
Amazon Rose I - acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 100 x 100cm
Art/Edit magazine Jan/Mar 2014 January 17 2014
Here it is!!!
And to my surprise it is a 6 page spread!
A wonderfully written article by Helen McKenzie and Photos by Zan Wimberley. She took 100"s of fab photos, however I am a little perplexed as to why the editor chose this photo of me. I look rather grumpy and I most definitely am NOT! I guess they were going for that 'Serious artist with mystery' look.
ART/EDIT magazine January 15 2014
The first issue of Art/Edit magazine is due to hit the stores this week! AND inside you will find a 4 page article about me and my work etc, I am very excited and nervous at the same time.....I haven't actually seen it yet, so stay tuned for pics etc. I'll post them as soon as I get my hands on an issue.
I love their motto...."Love it, buy it, hang it !"
Yes buying art is as simple as that.
Christmas at Studios Aloft December 17 2013
Join me for some Christmas Cheer and champagne shopping at Studios Aloft this Saturday 21st Dec 10am - 4pm.
It's still not too late to place your orders in time for Christmas and take advantage of my Christmas Special - 20% off fine art prints.
And I have just sent off another file to the printer for more cushions after the rush last week. 'Coconut Grove' and "Jade Honey Eaters' are proving to be the favorites.... and remember it's free postage on all cushion orders without inserts.
I hope to see in you the studio soon.
Bohemian Island Palace launch November 22 2013
I would like to extend a big heart felt thank you to all who made the official launch of 'Bohemian Island Palace' a great success. It was a wonderful evening and the energy was high, it was so lovely to have a constant full house for 3 hours!
Do not despair if you couldn't make it to the launch..... the 'Bohemian Island Palace' will be open every weekend until Christmas and I am always available to open up until 7 pm during the week, just give me a call on 0409 362 949 to let me know when you'd like to come by or simply knock on the door.
OFFICIAL LAUNCH SPECIAL November 08 2013
To celebrate the official launch of Bohemian Island Palace I am offering 20% off all fine art prints until Christmas!
Simply type in the code 'Opening special' at the checkout and you will automatically receive 20% off your order.
I will also be hosting a special night to celebrate the launch of 'Bohemian Island Palace' at my home studio showroom on Wednesday 20th November 6 - 9pm
STUDIOS ALOFT - 1st & 2nd floors Prosper Lane, Rear 660 Darling Street, Rozelle 2039
t: 02 9555 7124 m: 0409 362 949
October at Studios Aloft October 31 2013
Thanks to everyone who came in over the weekend and made the studio sale a great success. Especially to those people who just ventured in off the streets and have now subscribed to my mailing list.
Just a reminder you can only enjoy my exclusive discounts if you have subscribed. Every so often I like to send out a newsletter with a special code that may be typed in at checkout for a great discount. If you would like your friends and family to benefit please encourage them to subscribe to my mailing list either at the top or bottom of any page on my website.