I recently met Antoinette down in Melbourne and was blown away by all of her gorgeous art....and not to mention how LOVELY she is! We are so excited to now have her as part of our little Jumbled family. We now have some of her prints and original art available in store and online...so check them out. I think that you will love them as much as we do here at Jumbled.
Antoinette took some time out from her painting to answer some questions about what inspires her art, home and style. Grab a cuppa and enjoy reading
Describe your perfect day
My perfect day….is usually a lazy morning brunch on a Sunday, cooking pancakes with my 5 & 7 year olds…...once we finally get dressed, a family outing together. Simple pleasures like a walk along the local beach with our dog, fossicking in rock pools & finding beautifully coloured shells. Or a spontaneous trip into town - Melbourne always has things to see & immerse yourself within. Maybe a late afternoon glass of wine with my husband before we head home…..I love a Sunday night movie to switch off my mind and relax with my husband….
What inspires your art?
I find the sea very inspiring with it’s changing moods and colours. Working with my children’s drawings reminds me of how well they interpret and capture the core of a subject, teaching me to return to simple and beautiful lines. Art history, all forms of architecture and the natural world around me...
Fave colour combo?
At the moment I’m drawn to peach & grey….but I love cobalt blue & black too….too hard to choose!
What do you think makes the perfect room?
Great lighting….It sets the mood and can create different energy within a space, bringing artworks to vibrant life or making them a soft conversation in the corner.
Describe your style at home?
My family home is a mix of old and new - I think I’m drawn to a modern Scandinavian style. I particularly enjoy the relaxed space of my front lounge room, with the fire, sheepskin throw on the armchair and the patterned rug. I have one of my first paintings here to remind myself of the early ideas that helped form my current artistic style. My family living and kitchen walls have my new artworks…..it’s a good way to get both positive feedback & constructive criticism from my family & friends - they are my most honest critics!
Mix or Match?
I mix with a hint of match….or maybe I match with a mix……ha! I love patterns that work together with a mix of colour…..my Ninho designer towel collection hopes to achieve this once it arrives this December :)