· By Louise Annelie
Deb McNaughton is an established Australian artist with a love for colour and a passion for making the world a brighter place through art. Her bubbly personality is reflected in the contemporary artwork she creates and leaves collectors feeling all the happy fuzzy feels. Working with a variety of mediums, Deb’s style is described as spontaneous, diverse and fun. Her creativity comes from the heart and her colourful creations are widely recognised in both Australia and
overseas. Inspired by bright colour combinations, fashion trends and patterns
found in nature, Deb’s work is sure to catch your attention and give you happy vibes.
Tim Stares is a proud Gunditjmara man living in the Kulin Nations with his wife, two children, pug and cat. Tim has a strong interest in Aboriginal history and culture and this inspires his artwork. He is passionate about sharing Aboriginal culture with others through his art. You can also find his art on boomerangs, clapsticks and rocks at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Federation Square, Melbourne where he also works as a cultural awareness and safety trainer.
Hi I'm Kathleen - designer, maker and creator of all things bright and colourful. If you love to stand out in a crowd or are simply experimenting with colour, my creations have something for everyone.
I've been a jewellery maker for 11 years, and by day I'm an art teacher. I've been creative most of my life, I love working with different mediums and methods and am always playing with colour.
All my designs are hand drawn or hand painted original works of art, so you can be assured you are buying something unique, that has been made with passion. Based in my inner Melbourne apartment I love to create my pieces from various materials such as wood, acrylic and polymer clay and experimentation is a large part of my creative practice.
Bronwyn Seedeen is a Melbourne-born illustrator who is based in Eltham. With a love of patterns and fabrics, Bronwyn loves to create unique and quirky illustrations through designing her own patterns and layering them, playing with texture and colour. She naturally finds herself drawn to iconic Australiana, including animals, vegemite and Ned Kelly. She loves bold and graphic pattern design full of colour and life.
Bronwyn studied a Diploma of Illustration at NMIT, where she graduated in 2008. Since then her work has appeared in magazines, on murals, advertising, greeting cards and other products. She has worked in animation, graphic design, freelance illustration and surface design.
Patterns and Frocks is a textile design studio based in Melbourne. She has always had a strong interest in fashion, colour and art. Heather is inspired by Australian flora, bright colours and animals of all sizes, in particular cats.
You could say that I am a lover of all things Colour and I love creating in general. The aim of my Pattern Designs and Products are to send warmth and happiness every time you cast your eyes on my artwork.
Happiness for me comes from drawing, illustrating, collecting colour palettes and flowers, taking photos and seeing where a particular illustration can take me. It is very meditative and a healing process for me.
In my previous life I studied a Fashion and Merchandising degree however always wanted to create and make art. My Pattern Design love began about 10 years ago when I studied Rachel Taylor's course online - Make It In Design. It gave me the understanding to pursue this creative path.
I have a wonderful hubby Jonny and beautiful son Jake, and Obi our Black Lab who is as cheeky as they get. We live in Melbourne, Australia and love to travel to nature to take time out and bike ride, hike and for me gain more inspiration!
Suzz in Colour is an artist and textile designer from Melbourne. Her style is colourful, quirky and playful. In her world, leopard print is a neutral and made of rainbows! You’ll love her reimagined takes on classic prints, bright watercolours and joyful abstracts in all of the colours!
Under the moniker of ELC Studio, Emma Cuppleditch designs quirky and colourful surface patterns that are heavily influenced traditional textiles like that of patchwork quilts or Kilim rugs. Hailing from Kaurna land (Adelaide) and living with her two feline assistants Mischief and Bowie, Emma is a multidisciplinary artist and designer with experience in jewellery and object design, visual art and exhibitions, educating and now designing.
Inspired by the positivity that colour radiates, Danielle has created artwork for family and friends from an early age. Highly skilled, versatile and not a creative to be pigeonholed, Danielle’s work can be found across various mediums. Spending the last few years focusing on her work as a painter, she has successfully exhibited at The Other Art Fair in Melbourne in 2019 and created commissioned art for many private collections. With skills in graphic design as well as a successful photography business, Danielle lives and breathes art.