Our Artists

Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith is a Sydney-based illustrator whose charm-filled, hands-on work recalls a lost innocence rarely seen in today’s fast-paced times. Hers is a world rich in storytelling; each illustration drawing the viewer in to take a closer look, resulting in an unexpected (yet always welcome) ‘smile in the mind.’ With her exquisite attention to detail, skill and acute capability to bring any given brief to life, Andrea is highly sought after by a wide variety of clients. From the ‘larger’ jobs to the ‘smaller’, Andrea works across a broad range of mediums to ensure that each piece has its own unique ‘voice’; the only commonality an inspired sense of discovery in every detail. Having studied both fashion and design, Andrea’s handmade collages are often assembled from her large collection of hand painted papers, giving new life to forgotten tactile beauty. It’s this one-of-a-kind charm seen throughout Andrea’s illustrations - whether collage, watercolour, screen printing, line drawing or painted work - that capture the imagination and give it flight in ways that words often can’t. You can see more of Andrea Smith's work at: www.andreasmith.com.au

Andrea Smith

Claire Ishino

Claire Ishino creates joyful artworks inspired by botanical forms, pattern and colour that lift your spirits and fill your home and heart with happiness. She loves connecting with people and listening to their stories, and often uses the shapes and forms of flowers and leaves as visual metaphors to express different thoughts and feelings or to convey messages. Claire works from her home-studio in Adelaide and produces original gouache or acrylic paintings and black and white ink drawings. She enjoys exhibiting her work through local galleries and at design events such as Bowerbird and the Finders Keepers. Claire’s work is informed by several years she spent living and working in Japan, surrounded by beautiful colours and textures of Japanese washi paper, kimono fabrics, kabuki costumes and woodblock prints. Her works are happy, graphic florals with sometimes surprising colour combinations, clean lines and attention to details reflective of her background in jewellery design. More recently Claire is inspired by the things closest to home - native plants and flowers observed in her surrounding environment. www.claireishino.com

Claire Ishino

Heylie Morris

Heylie Morris is a self taught artist based in Geelong, Victoria. Working with acrylics, Heylie’s paintings are inspired by the colour and personality of Australian birds and wildlife, especially the cockatoo & galah. Heylie gathers inspiration from everywhere from books, magazines, art galleries & nature. www.vixenboutique.com.au

Heylie Morris

Helen Ansell

WA based artist Helen Ansell has a deep sense of connection with the Australian landscape and refers to the area where she lives outside of Mullewa as her backyard. Helen’s interest in wildflowers has been catalysed by the time she spent as a child on her father’s station collecting native seeds and her experiences growing up in Ululla, a remote Aboriginal community outside of Wiluna where she learnt the Martu language and often visited country with older women. Helen’s meticulous brushwork speaks of her love of Australian native flora and fauna in a celebratory spirit which enlivens the canvas. You can read more about Helen's unique background and see more of her artwork here: www.helenansell.com

Helen Ansell

Inaluxe

Inaluxe is an independent art studio combining the talents of fine artists Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd. Inaluxe are passionate about quality control and their philosophy for the creative process is simple: Use the best materials possible, and be responsible and sustainable in production practice. Artist and illustrator Kristina Sostarko is the founder and co-owner of Inaluxe, originally formed in 2006 as an online presence for Kristina's various design projects. Kristina loves minimalism, which at times might seem to conflict with her love of found objects, inspired collectables, nifty footwear and designer bags. Artist and Illustrator Jason Odd is the Ying to Kristina's Yang at Inaluxe headquarters. After deserting his arts background to focus on a mild career as a music historian Jason returned to the art world in 2010 when he joined Kristina's blossoming art project Inaluxe. As well as keeping busy with inaluxe Kristina and Jason freelance on independent writing and design projects, although Inaluxe remains the diverse heart of creation for them both. You can see more of the art of Inaluxe here: www.inaluxe.com

Inaluxe

Kate Hudson Printmaker

Kate is a Melbourne based artist specializing in limited edition linocuts, her background in textile design has led to her richly patterned and decorative prints. She draws influence from Japanese woodblocks, Art Nouveau, the Arts & Crafts Movement and printmakers such as Margaret Preston. Her designs celebrate her love of the Australian birds and flowers in her garden and seen on daily bush walks around her neighbourhood. Linocuts are a kind of relief print, which means the raised area of the block forms the image. All Kate’s colour linocuts are reduction prints. Multi coloured prints are produced by carving 1 or 2 blocks for all the colours used, more of the printing surface is carved away after each colour has been printed. She uses transparent ink called extender with small amounts of coloured ink mixed in. This means that the colours in her prints are built up from each other as each layer is added. Kate does all her drawing, designing and block carving in her Eltham studio. She does her printing on the Columbian press, dating from the 1880’s, at the Australian Print Workshop in Fitzroy where she had a Collie Print Trust Emerging Victorian Printmaker Scholarship in 2005. You can see more of Kate’s prints at: www.katehudsonprintmaker.com

Kate Hudson Printmaker

Meeri Anneli

Meeri Anneli is a Finnish-Australian illustrator & textile designer, currently based in the Blue Mountains NSW, Australia. With a diverse creative background and education, she has previously worked abroad and locally in eco fashion design, stationery & product design, and has since become a textile designer with a newfound love of surface pattern design. Although educated in fine arts, she has naturally progressed towards the design world, bringing a unique perspective to her work. Above all though, she has always been an illustrator and has loved putting pencil to paper. Her illustration style continues to grow and develop, and every new project feeds the evolution of her work. Surrounded by the natural world, the inspiration for the exclusive Earth Greetings range was easy to come by. A series was born, showcasing the wonderful native Australian flora and fauna, highlighting the natural beauty we are so fortunate to have here. www.meeri-anneli.com

Meeri Anneli

Mel Baxter - Moonshine Madness

Moonshine Madness is the platform in which Mel Baxter launches all her ideas and scribbles. She's been a freelance graphic designer and illustrator for 12 years and kick started MM in 2009. All of her inspiration comes from her home and the incredible land on which we live. The majority of her work is an appreciation for the wildlife and plantlife that is the backdrop to her wonderful life in Clear Mountain, QLD. Mel is extremely passionate about handmade products that don't leave a heavy footprint, that bring beauty into a lifetime and that leave this world as softly as they entered. She predominately works with like-minded ventures, projects and companies that are wanting to work together to generate a meaningful voice through art and design. www.moonshinemadness.com.au

Mel Baxter - Moonshine Madness

Natalie Jade

Natalie Jade is an Australian artist with indigenous roots that inspire her and naturally and express themselves through her artwork. She originally started as an abstract artist over ten years ago but now considers herself more of an intuitive artist. The paint creates what it wants itself to be without any pre planning. Born into a family where “paint runs through their veins” she believes art is a journey of self discovery and expression. “In a way I’m letting others have a glimpse into my soul and also discovering who I am along the way.” Natalie has always painted for herself and her own home and has now only started to share herself with the world. ”The purpose of my art is to create something beautiful that has a vibration through the colour and forms to uplift others and their surroundings”. www.nataliejade.com.au

Natalie Jade

Negin Maddock

Negin Maddock is an illustrator, surface designer, and printmaker from Sydney, Australia. At university she studied mechanical engineering, and later a PhD in biomedical engineering. After completing her PhD, she spent a decade working mainly in the academic sector. In 2014, she made a complete 180 degree career change after having her second child. Negin decided to follow her passion for illustration and printmaking. Negin now designs wallpapers and textiles for the interiors market specialising in bespoke detailed murals, depicting botanical paintings, birds and other animals. In 2017, Negin launched her first wallpaper and textile print collection called “Native Waltz”. The collection celebrates the unique beauty and diversity of Australian native flora and fauna with striking large scale murals all illustrated by hand. Being a scientist, Negin takes a very technical approach to her art making, believing a deep understanding and knowledge of the subject matter are the key to a successful design. www.negindesigns.com

Negin Maddock

Sarah Allen

Sarah Allen is an illustrator and designer based in Victoria, Australia. The natural world is her biggest inspiration. Through her art, Sarah hopes to share her love of this beautiful planet, with a special focus on Australian flora and fauna. sarahallen.com.au

Sarah Allen

Stacie Lee

Hi! My name is Stacie! I’m a Melbourne based designer and illustrator, who loves cats, pizza good (bad) puns, bold colours collecting brooches, true crime podcasts, and german pop-rock. I spend my days designing logos and illustrating lots of fun things from my sunny home studio, with the help of my sidekick, Delilah (she's a really cute black cat!). I love working with makers and shakers who want something that both embraces and shows off their inner confetti! www.peachyrebel.com.au

Stacie Lee