With the increase of imported mass-produced artworks hitting our Australian shores and flooding in store and online home decor markets, us independent artists need to remain vigilant and realistic with current trends in consumer spending and the size of home decorator pockets.
With over 100 designers from all corners of the globe, the festival offered an eclectic array of textured and colourful designer product and prototypes in all sorts of materials - from lighting, furniture, jewellery, fashion wear and homewares to bionic toys and the controversial independent baby labour unit named The Birth Box plus much more.
As I am currently in Berlin exhibiting at the DMY International Design Festival I am unable to attend this year's DEN Fair in Melbourne. However, my work is represented by Makers Lane and will be on exhibit at their Stand - Number 510.
Dearest Sonja, I want to write you a small note to thank you, but I'm not sure a short note is possible. From the moment I laid eyes on your art works, I knew I wanted ... no, needed one in my new home ...
A new year for me generally means a change in artistic direction and the development of a new style of artwork . This year sees me churning out "painterly" artworks and I am quite enchanted in seeing a sense of freedom and playfulness leaping out of my images. What do you think?
As consumers we are flooded with beautiful imagery and 'media noise' in magazines and online daily; we are heavily influenced by what we see. You can either follow 'the pack' or try to create your own unique style drawing inspiration from things you love, memories and things you see every day, grouping it together to create something personal for you .... creating uniqueness is what Sonja has chosen to do and her work continues to amaze me ...
I'm absolutely honoured that superstar producers/stylists, Bree Leech and Heather Nette King chose one of my planetary artworks to feature in this years Dulux 2016 Colour Forecast Campaign which encompasses the Design Age ...
I am proud to announce that last night I became the 2015 Winner of the Corangamarah Acquisitive Art Prize for my work, Seeing the Forest which was judged on my interpretation of the term con.ceit. What an honour!
I'd like to thank everyone who visited DEN Furniture & Design Fair over the last three days and to those I had a chance to personally connect with. I spoke with many wonderful people and I thank you for your warm and encouraging comments on my work.
The excitement within is overwhelming and part of me wants to post images of every design I will be showcasing at the Fair but that would be boring, wouldn't it? Best to keep the child within you curious and wondering.