"From an intuitive approach, my art making is created in layers. Through the playful and spontaneous acts of pouring, drawing, mark making, experimenting and manipulating paint and mediums, these processes help create windows which can be perceived as gateways to the subconscious mind and intuitive philosophies".
Follow the journey.......
Are you setting up a nursery for your first baby, or planning a new addition to the family? Rathenart Designs Nursery Collection is now available. From wallpaper to home décor prints. The choice is yours......
Another thing that I love to do is creating digital works from my drawings and paintings. This current wallpaper collection is inspired by my son. This collection is called "Jax N".
"Jax N Dot"
"Jax N Blue"
"Jax N Jade"
Definition of MANDALA
This is "Cellular Factory"........
Uluru is probably Australia’s best-known natural landmark. The ancient monolith is pretty impressive close up and boasts intriguing statistics. Uluru is better known as Ayers Rock. The rock was created over some 600 million years, and the Aborigines have been in the area for the last 10,000 years. It originally sat at the bottom of a sea, but today stands 348m above ground. Uluru lies west of the Simpson Desert, not far from the ‘Red Centre’ of Australia.
Here are some amazing photos from the beauty.....
Kata Tjuta is the companion to Uluru (or Ayers Rock) in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. A collection of monoliths rather than a single entity, it resides to the west of Uluru.
Whether using pinterest, photography, or taking your own visual notes, I find it extremely valuable to collect and record what appeals to me, to later use as artistic inspiration. Personally, I always have my sketch book with me and when I become obsessed with a particular image or motif I love to explore its appeal in quick sketches and detailed drawings so I can later come back and further explore its potential. The beginnings of this collection I am currently working on are based on flowers and cells, particularly the two images shown below.
However, lets get back to Smokey Cape. Smoky Cape Retreat is a neo-tuscan style homely retreat situated in a beautiful bush setting surrounded by a wonderful selection of wildlife. Smokey Cape is a headland in Australia on the New South Wales Mid-North Coast. It lies just east of the town of South West Rocks, and within the Hat Head National Park. Smokey Cape Retreat is run by Mary and Ken Markwell, an amazing duo who I am blessed to call family. You can find more information about Smokey Cape here at http://smokycaperetreat.com.au/
Welcome to 2015. When it comes down to it, 2014 was a year of experimentation. Learning new techniques, teaching demos, attending classes and having fun. My work has grown and developed so much in twelve months that I decided to step it up. A personal challenge that I have always wanted to do but decided 2015 was the year!!!!
I have been wanting to do this for so long, but the timing never seemed right. Well how about the start of a new year… perfect! Yes, that's right 52 projects every week for the whole of 2015. From painting to sketching, small collages to pattern making projects. This year I will blog my creative processes and weekly status updates about what's happening in my world.
Stay tuned Week One was Amazing............