Each month we visit one of our local stockists for a little tour of their space a cuppa tea and a good old catch up. We’d love to share these moments with you. During our studio visits we hope capture some insights for you, to share our artist's stories and to show you little windows into their creative spaces…where all the magic happens.
'‘’I use photography the way a painter uses a paint brush – to illustrate my visions and to create NZ themed works that are exciting, vibrant and uplifting.’’ Lucy studied at Auckland University and holds an Architecture Degree with photography being self-taught. Lucy’s panoramic NZ landscape photography is now complimented by her incredible mixed media 'digital fusions'. Ths boundary pushing medium involves layers of texture, drawing and painting. A method that uses today's technology to produce works that are enchanting, innovative and exciting. Lucy's works derive their content largely from photography but are processed in a way that makes them look more like mixed media or paintings. After 10 years working as an architect Lucy is now an interdisciplinary artist pursuing photography, design and art, based in Auckland. With both professions the fundamentals lie in composition, colour and detail. Her tropically themed NZ bird artworks really celebrate nature with many photographic pieces composed together to produce digital mixed media works that look like surreal paintings with flamboyant colours and lots of hidden detail.
We know you love to support local because you are investing into your community and neighbors. Through you we are growing small businesses, supporting livelihoods and endorsing the bravery of creative enterprise. Thank you.
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Please drop us a line if you are in tune with our philosophies and think Creative & Brave is the perfect space to sell your work and tell your story.
We have five retail stores in Auckland and have dreams to set up shops all throughout the country. We hope to grow in order represent more local creatives whilst delivering our unique retail experience to more shoppers.
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