Marigold Janezic of Gold Creative is a South Islander born and raised, but has also lived in Western Samoa, Brazil and Ireland. After travelling and exploring, she returned home to Aotearoa to settle in Auckland near the beautiful Waitakere ranges. The beauty of the New Zealand bush and bird life are an ongoing inspiration for her – and she challenges herself to try and put her stamp on this popular design theme. For Marigold, the creative way to meet this challenge has been collaboration, and she has found a fruitful creative partnership with Ronja Schipper of Re:purpose. Together they produce the beautiful Birds of a Feather card range.
Breathe In, Breathe Out – a sweet reminder to just keep breathing when times are tough. Moths, butterflies, flowers and foliage in pinks and greens sit on a tea coloured background. An open edition reproduction of an original watercolour illustration, this beautiful and timely piece from Katie of In My Backyard is available now.
Christchurch illustrator/designer/artist Sarah Greig got her Fine Arts degree back in the day and has since worked in a variety of jobs including shoe and bag designer, graphic designer, and ski patroller! After living in in Antwerpen, Belgium for a decade she moved back to Christchurch in 2014 to start a new adventure. Working primarily in watercolour and dip-pen, she loves to create quirky artworks inspired by nature.
Catherine Marion of Folklore & Flora is a Canadian artist and designer, now living in the beautiful Taranaki. Trained as a graphic designer, Catherine has followed her heart and her own creative journey to become an independent artist. She loves to create art more than anything else and enjoys producing pieces that connect with people and remind them of the rich diversity of nature surrounding them.
This delightful original Lino-cut print, Paddock to Market by Mrs W Lino Prints, is inspired by New Zealand’s fertile land – showing off our vineyards and cropping land. There’s a touch of the quirky added… look closely!
The process used to create this beautiful artwork from Created Creative is not unlike that used to paint a conventional picture. Layers of colour are applied and then details carefully added. Except in this case the “paints” are wool and silk fibres and the artist’s hands are the brushes…
Artist Cathy Hansby is passionate about Aotearoa’s beautiful fauna. Working from her Auckland home, she loves creating stylish, vibrant and modern artworks featuring local birdlife from New Zealand and Australasia, using traditional and digital tools.