Yes, each print is dispatched with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The short answer:
Canvas prints are textured and can be stretched on a frame to look like a painting on "canvas". If you purchase an unframed canvas it is delivered to you rolled in a postal tube. If you buy a framed canvas it is already stretched and framed in a timber of your choice.
Paper prints are similar to textured postcard paper and can be easily framed. These are also delivered in a postal tube as they are unframed.
The long answer:
Canvas reproductions are printed with archive quality ink on 350gsm poly-cotton satin canvas that has a subtle texture for an artistic look and feel. Satin canvas is made from a blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton.
Artworks printed on canvas have an additional 5cm blank border all around to enable the canvas to wrap around the frame when stretched.
TO BE NOTED: ‘SIZE’ refers to the finished framed canvas size.
Each print is dispatched with a Certificate of Authenticity.
FRAMING of canvas prints is available for customers within Australia only.
Framing for customers located outside of Australia can be arranged via special request. Please contact me
Paper reproductions are printed with archive quality ink on 320 gsm 100% cotton, textured fine art paper. Its' natural matte surface contains no optical brighteners, ensuring a light fast rating of over 100 years and its textured finish is particularly suited to large scale works.
Artworks printed on paper include a 1-5cm blank border all around depending on its size. Each print is dispatched with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Paper reproductions are printed with archive quality ink on 320 gsm 100% cotton, textured fine art paper.
Its natural matte surface contains no optical brighteners, ensuring a light fast rating of over 100 years and its textured finish is particularly suited to large scale works.
Artworks printed on paper include a 1-5cm blank border all around depending on its size.
Framing of paper prints can be arranged via special request only. Please contact me
The quality of the canvas prints is so good, it's true you can hardly tell the difference. The key differences are that the original artwork has all the texture of the brush strokes and is more layered in appearance. In addition, I also paint the sides of the original canvas and sign and date each artwork on the back. Each original artwork receives a Certificate of Authenticity also.
It all began when I finished my last job as Chief Marketing Officer and I needed to chill at a yoga retreat west of Sydney. On the way out to the retreat, I stopped at Aldi to buy bananas and instead walked out of the store with a painting set!
For the next 3 days I started to paint my interpretation of the billabong and bush that surrounded me. I shared it with friends and family, and with their encouragement it has led me to start painting bigger and different styles, that give me such happiness to create.
One friend ask for a commission and then recommended me to a local gallery, where I then help my first exhibition and it sold out!
I think the most important moment in terms of getting started was to say to myself what is the harm in trying? I know what colours work together, why not just start? Confidence was the key (and knowing I could paint over anything that looked terrible - ha!)
I have always loved the playful and colourful elements in the work of Matisse, Klimt, and Gaudi. Today I think there are so many incredible artists, who are so brave and create work that is very thought provoking. When I buy art, I find myself gravitating to local Australian artists who have a gorgeous play on colour.
I create my works in acrylic paint on canvas and typically apply 5-6 layers of design, to build the complete painting. I usually start with a theme in mind and then select the colour pallet to work with making sure I don't choose too many colours.
The design evolves as I paint, and I tend to think of a person who would like it or who has commissioned it as I go. If for example the person is very spiritual, I will paint icons that have that flavour or if the person is really into travel, then I can inject that sense into the painting. I love the meditative feeling painting has in my life to help balance the chaos of being a mum with young kids. The biggest challenge is knowing when to stop!
True. I believe strongly in avoiding sending things to landfill whenever we can avoid it. I started to paint on canvasses that no longer gave people joy, as a nice way to re-use the canvas but also to challenge myself to reinvent the space in which it hung. My mum had these old beige-on-beige canvases that were just collecting dust and now she has a huge pop of colour in her eyeballs whenever she passes it (and my love pouring out of it towards her).
Other customers have simply found old canvasses in op-shops, and I reduced the price of the painting by the typical cost of the canvas. Ideally, its good to have a smooth canvas to paint - so I try to avoid re-using canvas that have too much texture or collages on it.
I also love to use mis-tinted paint that would otherwise go to landfill but is perfect for what I like to paint.
COMMISSIONS & COLLABORATIONS
Yes. Commissioned work is actually how I got started. Some friends asked me to paint for them, and all I had to do was ask what size canvas they wanted. Given I knew them so well, I knew what colours and symbols suited them and their home.
With new people whom I haven't met before I find the 4 key questions are:
1. What makes you happy? What are you into?
2. What colours suit you and your home?
3. What size canvas will fit on your wall?
4. What elements from some of my existing paintings do you like/not like?
From there, I can provide a quote and timeline and if accepted, a $500 deposit is taken. I like to share photos as work in progress, but the biggest joy is when I see the piece hanging in their home.
Definitely. I have had numerous suggestions from friends and customers ranging from homewares such as cushions to tea towels, stationery (cards, wrap etc), candle box design and even fashion ideas. I am open to all concepts; however, I think its about finding the right people to work with and to ensure that there is customer demand for the object.