With over 60 of WA’s finest artists showcasing their work at Art Upmarket we thought you might like to find out a little more about some of the Art Upmarket Artists.
In this blog we catch up with local artists Nidia Hansen and Tania Daymond.
Nidia where do you find inspiration for your art?
Coming from a Latin cultural background, color is an essential part of my life that I use to create my color palettes, to express myself or to highlight a period of time. Color is a whole science that I enjoy exploring and developing.
As a keen observer, I transfer in to my art, forms and contours from nature that challenge conventional eye perception, giving form to new possibilities, sometimes magical, sometimes unexpected.
Being present in the places where I’ve been, far or close, allows me to immerse myself in the elements that emphasise the unique features of those spaces. From there, I use photography and visual diaries and graphic concepts to develop these concepts further.
What materials do you like to work with and why?
I am a mixed media artist so I used anything that is available in my studio. While it could be puzzling, I find that this eclectic mix provides contrast and variation on the layers of the canvas or my works on paper.
I mainly use different types of acrylics, they are very versatile. I love drawing so I have all sorts of drawing tools from graphite, to color pencils, soft and oil pastels, inks and pens, but my favourite is charcoal.
What can Art Upmarket visitors expect from you?
I offer a range of framed abstract and decorative artworks adaptable to fit into contemporary or eclectic spaces to enhance modern day settings with a statement. I create mostly medium to large sizes, but I am also happy receiving commissions for extra-large or small sizes or individual color schemes.
I am a committed artist to my art career, exhibiting regularly, improving and producing constantly artworks for my interdisciplinary practice.
If you have a small or large interior decorating project, an office or corporate space to incorporate art, I can help you with your ideas, from sketches through to the final artworks, at no additional cost.
Tania where do you find inspiration for your art?
I try to capture those little pockets of floral magic that we might walk past and not notice in our everyday world. Our Australian native flowers are so sculptural and unique that it is inspiring and challenging to try to draw their beautiful shapes and colors.
What materials do you work with and why?
All my pieces are hand drawn with a fountain pen and ink…sometimes these drawings take months to complete.
I just love the feel of the ink flowing through the pen to paper… I adore the versatility of the lines and marks that ink makes … the fountain pen allows me to control tiny fine lines or color in large blocks… so the possibilities are endless!
What can Art Upmarket visitors expect?
I will be showcasing a few of my big pieces from my Maxi Flora Botanical Story. There will be a range Limited Edition Artists Proofs and Giclee Prints at different price points to suit all budgets.
Finally and exclusively to the market I will be showing little hand drawn original pieces from the Mini Flora Story.
Click here to view our full artists gallery for all the WA artists attending Art Upmarket