creation, printing, framing
Digital art is a tricky thing to explain. It usually conjures up thoughts of 'automated' programs or filters but my art is the complete opposite.
I start with lots of fluid loose sketches on paper of flowers and all the botanical shapes I love. When ready I then redraw this on the computer (with hand motion!) and let the lines be as loose and flowy as the original drawing. I don’t go back and ‘neaten up’ lines – my artwork looks hand drawn because in essence it is - and retains all the goodness of the original sketches.
After the elements in my artworks are individually drawn I then flood them in all my favourite colours and tones. I will then rework/recolour/obsess over the artwork files for many weeks until she is ready for her debut test print (always lots of excitement in the studio when this happens!) I then might make a few little tweaks to the file but then she is good to go.
Once a collection is released, my art is then only printed to order, one at a time. My artwork is printed in Geelong at my local fine art printer (who is a damn print-genius I might add). He doesn’t always wear shoes but by-gosh the man can print. Think flawless, vibrant colour with a matte finish – and they are so much better in real life. We print on the best fine art paper and canvas – in the world – seriously. The paper is thick and has a beautiful velvety texture, the canvas is glorious and both will last a lifetime without fading. Canvases get extra special treatment above the industry standard with a special sealant that protects from UV and moisture. This is a huge deal, especially for art that isn’t behind glass because it means if 'life' happens and it gets marked or dirty, you can just wipe it clean with a baby wipe. Seriously so good – this really is a game changer in the world of art.
Learn more about the difference between canvas and fine art paper here.
Canvas artworks are available framed as they do not require glass – so we can expertly take care of the framing side for you and ship your artwork ready to hang – hooray! My trusty local framer is a LEGEND – not just because he makes the best quality *stunning* oak frames – but he also delivers all the frames to my studio ready for wrapping (seriously – he is just a nice guy!)
The frames are made of a premium Tasmanian oak that are raw, natural and simply beautiful. Every framed artwork is overseen by me and my a-team to ensure your artwork will be total perfection. We wrap/box/ship your orders with the utmost care. And GOSH we love when he drops off a big stash of frames so we can wander through them ooo-ing and ah-ing before we send them out to their forever homes. Learn more about my framing here.