There is something doll-like about the characters Monika Szczerbinska depicts, but beyond their doe-eyed playfulness is real feeling. These are characters of sensitivity and kindliness, often surrounded by treasures from the natural world. We caught up with the self-titled “mushroom person” to learn more about her life and art practice.
Artist Joi Murugavell takes us into her mind, an abstract and colourful place filled with quirkiness, humour and play.
Artist Annalisa Ferraris, who sits surrounded by splatters, spills and drips of paint, tells us what makes her feel alive, where she finds inspiration, and how she manages to paint masterpieces despite her busy social life.
Bec Flattley uses blush tones, strong lines and a muted palette to illustrate femininity and flowers. We cannot get enough of her gorgeous work and know you’ll share our very real obsession.
For artist Anna Walsh, happy accidents are the most thrilling part of creating. She talks about her use of warm Australian outback tones, drawing from living flowers and her dream collaboration.
We speak to Lara Went, the founder of Yukul Art, an artist studio located in Forster on the east coast of NSW. With deep reverence for her bloodline and for Mother Nature, Lara paints traditional and contemporary Aboriginal works of art.
Contemporary indigenous artist, Lauren Freestone, uses her art to tell her mob’s stories — of hardship and of Country — and to start conversations around acknowledgment and reconciliation for First Nation people.
Chilean-born illustrator Constanza Goeppinger creates works that are as vibrant as they are stylish, in a tropical colour palette that is influenced by vintage fashion photography and the great outdoors.
Put simply, we’re obsessed with London illustrator Rose England. Her colour palette blends lilac, terracotta, ochre and dusky pink with bold feminine prints and patterns. It’s the kind of art we wish could jump off the page and onto our skin.
For Célia and Aline, the wildly talented duo behind Sacrée Frangine, illustration offers them the freedom to explore women and the world.