WOW 2018! Another crazy huge year. As an artist I really felt and experienced my skill base becoming broader, working more in digital design for installation pieces such as my 140CHRISTMAS artwork for 140Perth; expanding my online store gallery collection, developing more as a portrait artist, painting the amaze Wildcats cap. Damian Martin and supermodel Kelly Tandiono. I also worked more with Oils this year, which has deepened the mood and maturity of my expression and in general just met a LOT of awesome people, tried painting a bunch of new subjects and learnt heaps!
In 2019 I will be working more digitally in the public art sector so Shopping Centres and the building industry but will continue to develop into portraiture, textiles and merchandise.
So here are my Top 20 projects from the year. Enjoy 🙂
1. 140CHRISTMAS with 140PERTH Shopping Centre
In November I collaborated with 140Perth to design a mega sized Kaleidoscope Christmas Star and two smaller Stars installed at each entry point of the mall. It was amazing to work digitally as a different media. Watch this space for more digital creations like this in 2019.
2. Wildcats Live Artist
During the MVP Ball this year I painted a live portrait of Damian Martin which was then auctioned off and purchased by their sponsor Prestige. It was amazing to meet Damian and his lovely wife Britt.
3. Karrinyup Shopping Centre Tropical Mural
It was a delight to paint the piece with Perth artist Sim Campbell-Pope at Karrinuyp Shopping Centre as part of my residency in centre.
4. Little Girls Inspire Collective Event – Ambassador
What an incredible day spent with 140 mums n daughters. I got to share my journey to becoming an artist and painted a live artwork in collaboration with my lil friend Chilli aged 9. The Artwork soon became filled with flowers painted by each of the girls. A huge thank you to Cate Williams, founder of Inspire Collective and Bekah Anderson who heard up LGIC.
5. Portrait for Kelly Tandiono, Asia’s next top model Judge!
6. 1st Brigade Australian Army Commission
I painted my very first Military Illustration piece for @1stbrigade_australianarmy. which is now on display at the Darwin base.
7. Broome Victory Life Church mural
I travelled up to Broome, Western Australia to paint a mural for Victory Life Broome.
The artwork celebrates the tranquil and vibrant beauty of Broome’s land, sea and sky. It speaks of a new day, a new season and the process of transformation, highlighted by the presence of a luminescent pearl presented in its shell.
8. Life Line Live Artist – Black Diamond Gala Dinner 2018
Snapped in today’s paper @thewestaustralian by the amazing @vocenesque
What an amazing night, so honoured to have contributed to such a great cause Lifeline WA
9. Youth Focus Coffee Cup campaign
So excited to work with @youthfocuswa this year launching a coffee cup campaign for Mental Health Week, Oct 7-14th. Follow this story as we champion our Youth and celebrate the development of Positive Mental Health into the new year.
To Kick off the year, Sim and I painted this live piece for HYDROCRYL, filmed by Klissa from CUBE CREATIVE at the Mantle in Fremantle. The video was so amaze it featured on WIX!
So good Klissa!
11. Quairading Ag Show – REGIONAL LIVE ARTIST
Had a fab time painting live again this year at the 2018 Quairading Ag Show. What an amazing community I really enjoyed catching up with you!
12.Rainbow Diamond for Canary Creative
Painted my latest TM custom designed diamond for Creative Canary, a Web, print and design crew in North Freo. I utilised their Corporate colours to create this baby, thanks Phil for the dreamy palette to work with!
13. Kids Collar Workshops/Paintings
Loved working with this lil one on two very special collaboration paintings. There’s something about working with kids that makes you come alive and keeps you so fresh.
14. Butterflies and Flowers
I painted a LOT of flowers, butterflies and hummingbirds this year, including these wings for Karrinyup Shopping Centre as part of my residency there.
15. St Mary’s Anglican Girls School Mural
St Mary’s commissioned a mega flower mural in their Boarding House which was super fun to paint. Being a boarder myself back in the day – it felt so special creating a positive environment for the girls to live in during their time away from home.
16. Como Daycare – Rainbow Zebra
In December I painted at Como Children’s annual Christmas event with a bunch of clever kids and came up with this creation, my latest painting available in prints.
Visit my online store for all print options or email firstname.lastname@example.org all orders. (Available in Canvas stretched and unstretched plus Art card framed, sizes a4-a1.) international shipping available.
17. Graphics – Painting
I worked digitally a lot this year but especially loved designing this graphic for a Women’s event which I then painted live.
18. Glen Forrest Christmas Carols
I was Super pumped to paint live at one of the most epic carols events iv been to with over 2000 ppl attending! There was ice cream vans, sausage sizzles, tug of wars, an amazing choir singing carols and even Santa himself popped in with the local police escorting him.
Photo: Will Mattock
19. Youth Focus Christmas Card Launch
In December we launched our 2018 Christmas Card collaboration with Youth Focus, raising much needed funds for our West Australian youth.
20. Studio Clearance Sale with The Glam Whisperer
In mid December I held my annual Christmas Clearance Sale, this year featuring designer garments by the amazing stylist and friend JoAnn @ The Glam Whisperer Watch out for next year’s sale!
See y’all next year!!!