OUR ARTISTS - OLD
Elise Martinson is a Sydney based illustrator and designer. Her art is inspired by a fascination with nature's beauty and diverse creatures, with her whimsical animals appearing on coins, stamps, books and postcards. For Elise, painting a pair of life-size elephant statues at the Melbourne Zoo for a public art exhibition was her most memorable project. Elise likes to first work on her concepts in pencils or watercolours before moving to the computer to bring her creatioons to life digitally.
Karen’s love for the Australian environment and its natural colour palette, mixed with her passion for gouache, watercolour and coloured pencil are combined to create a variety of illustrations and designs. She derives much pleasure from sketching and painting whilst travelling along a dusty track, walking along a beach or sitting by a river bank, however her own humble backyard and garden provides a constant source of inspiration.
Combining a love for beautiful flowers and illustrative design, Shannon Cheung creates delicately hand illustrated artwork with flowers in full bloom. Drawing on her background in print design, she created Typoflora to showcase her sophisticated & bespoke designs for those who share a love of botanicals.
John Smith Gumbula
Cultural Ambassador & Indigenous Artist John Smith Gumbula is a proud descendant of the Wakka Wakka First Nations people from South Burnett, Queensland, Australia. For 25 years he has been passionately involved in the diverse arts mediums and activities of his people, travelling, exhibiting and promoting Indigenous art & cultural heritage on the world stage. John has received numerous accolades and his work is held in collections around the world. John was honoured and awarded the prestigious 'QEII Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubliee Trust award for young acheiveing Australian's by HE former Governor General H.E Sir William Deane and Lady Deane at the official ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Sydney, Australia.