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Art for a better life? Tips of the day

Art for a better life? Tips of the day

Having original art in the home is vital to your well-being.  Imagine your favourite artwork hanging in your living space or standing proudly above the bed in your master suite. There is something deeply satisfying about making a statement with wall art. When choosing a piece of wall art to be a focal point for your space, the most important consideration are colours, size and style.   Out of Africa series - Richard Dobbie  1) It creates a mood Brain scans have revealed that looking at works of art trigger a surge of dopamine into the same area of the...

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Behind THE artworks with Neelum

Behind THE artworks with Neelum

1) Where are you based and why? I am lucky enough to have a home studio overlooking my back garden. I love the fact that I can go to my studio at any time of the day or night and paint when inspiration strikes.   Road to Bondi - Neelum 2) When and how did you first fall in love with art? My earliest memory of art was when I was about 6 and my mum showed me how to draw a ‘balloon figure’. She was a terrible drawer and still is but I clearly remember thinking WOW! That’s when...

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Behind THE artworks with Cornelius Martin

Behind THE artworks with Cornelius Martin

1. Who / what has been your biggest inspiration? Who: Georgia O’ Keeffe - Stormcloud over Lake George 1923 The wisdom to simplicity - she painted the spiritual essence of nature. She was able to express her visions about the surreal beauty of nature What: The reveal, the reward and ultimate gratification of the mysteries of nature. The inspiration and influence activate all senses, as a stimulus for painting, an extraordinary obsessional remedy, an ancestral relationship.    "Between the leaves" - Cornelius Martin   2. What informs your practice? “Dreamtime illusions” Illusions are sacred, reality profane. 110 km south of...

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Behind THE artworks with Charles Hebert

Behind THE artworks with Charles Hebert

What is your process? Stretching a canvas is usually my first step towards creating a painting. I love this process as it gives me a chance to subconsciously connect with the artwork I’m about to dive into. I always have many paintings on the go since I need the layers of oil to dry before I apply a new one. I love to exaggerate brush strokes, use different colour combinations and play with composition. I’m usually pleased with an artwork after I’ve gone out of my comfort zone and pushed my personal boundaries.   "LIFE WITH NO END" - Charles...

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