Sunday, December 30, 2012

Gold leaf & Muses.

I am excited to announce my participation in an exciting new venture by my lovely and talented friend Anya Anastasia ...

The event is called The Hills Secret Garden and it will be one of the first places  where I will have properly hung my work in an exhibition style it's all very exciting! More details surely to come soon, but for now- like the page on FB! Click here for the link to the event.

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I will also be having my work hung at the Organic Market and Cafe again during February, so if you are a Adelaide dweller be sure to pop in for a delicious coffee and a sneaky perve on my girls.

These past months I have really just been gathering collections, thoughts, materials, splodging paint on wood...getting up to some inquisitive mischief.

My gorgeous friend Thalea has been my muse for a while...with her dark hair, big eyes and heavy brows she is like a modern walking klimt painting (and Mr. Klimt himself was (again) a heavy inspiration for this piece).

So needless to say it was only a matter of time before I got my hands on some charcoal and scribbled her beautiful face on some wood panels. Here are some progress pictures, hopefully more to come as I will be painting like a crazy lady for the next two months!! 

She is also available now as prints, tshirts, ipod and laptop skins and all manner of other goodies on my society6 page......



Tuesday, October 16, 2012


'All children are artists. They problem is trying to remain an artist as you grow up." 
- Pablo Picasso.

He has been an inspiration to me for a very long time. So long. Every since I was a little girl I have always been fascinated with the world of Picasso. I was told that I surprised my family when I visited an overseas art gallery (British?) and whilst she was going to ask where his work was hung so I could see it, I had already found and identified it. (Age six- Mum?) I thank my parents for allowing me to be exposed to such amazing art from such a young age.

I love his work- surreal, expressive, cubist or realist. He is a diverse and talented artist who I constantly find my self utterly absorbed by. 

Late last year my partner and I went to see an amazing Picasso exhibition in Sydney and I was BLOWN AWAY. Each of his many 'periods' were so different from one another, so beautiful. Each stroke was lovingly rendered. Each colour placement seemingly subconscious yet all in perfect symmetry and harmony with one another and their placement.

Man, he makes me want to pick up my paintbrush and splatter some boldness onto a fresh canvas. And draw weird lips and eyes. All the time.
Some of my favourites
Portrait of Olga in an Armchair (Portrait d’Olga dans un fauteuil). 1918. Oil on canvas.
Jacqueline with Crossed Hands (Jacqueline aux mains croisées). 1954. Oil on canvas.
In trying to exercise my overactive mind and imagination I have been doing a lot of experimenting and sketching lately. I am trying not to touch some of my more 'evolved' pieces in fear or screwing them up, but to keep the creative ball rolling I am trying to create something everyday.

Speed drawing and sketching is very therapeutic for me. I love the freedom and I find myself being surprised at how freely my hand draws and how fluid my lines and marks become.

Even though these sketches are not really in any relation to any major piece I am working on at the moment they help me to relax and draw somewhat subconsciously opposed to self-consciously.

speed drawing (about 10 minutes) | indian ink and charcoal

xo. E

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep.

" Below the thunders of the upper deep;
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep "

Exert from 'The Kraken' / Tennyson (1830)

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Today we went on a glorious visit to the museum. I haven't been for quite a while but I loved it just as much as I always have. I love wandering the floors and looking at butterfly specimens and ogling mummification embalming sheets. My favourite place is the Minerals Room though. I get far too carried away inspecting the amazing rocks and crystals and wishing I had it all as my own private collection.

Malachite reminds me of my paint palettes <3 p="p">

These past month(s) have been relatively steady for me art-wise. I was offered a chance to sneak my work up on the Organic Market walls as a fill in and in that time I managed to sell 4 pieces! It is still very strange to me- this idea of parting with my work. I still maintain a sense of pride and it makes my cheeks redden when I realise people might actually want to have my work hanging up in their houses.

I love the idea that art touches people....that it may connect and inspire. I am so humbled by the fact that this happens with my pieces and am very excited to embark on the journey of creating work now not only for my own pleasure, but in the hopes of enticing people and allowing them to delve into the worlds of my ladies, even if only for a minute. 


-  LEDA  -

work in progress shots



Here are some pics of my most recent endeavors and meanderings <3 p="p">

Currently work in progress on this windswept lady

Journaling and Doodling

My new necklace is just like the patterns I draw with my ladies! Can't wait to be my own human canvas. I like being my art when I wear this. Boom.