Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mountains Limited Edition Art Prints
Our art this year has seen both Nick and I look at travel and interesting places as a source of inspiration. Both near to home or on the other side of the world, travel doesn't need to be literal.
Here you will see my first new limited edition Art Prints for the 2014. My look at travel is a little more abstract, and looking at the greater world, not in detail, but in a feeling or mood it may create. A little bit dreamy.

They are available in super large sizes of 70x70cm and 120x120cm. Sit one over a sideboard, in your living space or bedroom. Happy dreaming for far away places you could go. xx

Melbourne - The limited edition art print

After the success of the sell-out New York print earlier this year, Printspace™ wanted to produce something that either challenged it or was better.

Creating a print worthy of our own home town ended up being a challenging task mainly because of the self imposed pressure to get it looking the way I wanted. Using the theme of buildings I looked at some iconic places in Melbourne - I wanted to present them in a way that really feels like Melbourne but without being overly sentimental or obvious. Using the dark blue as a backdrop meant that the design could feel like night time and also day time. I liked the idea of using the tram electrical wires as a way of dividing up the page because they are such a big part of the city. I wanted to look at the city as if I were seeing it for the first time. I saw a city with a contrast of classical architecture and modern building design. A city with colour and style. Perhaps i'm bias.
To me, the bridges over the Yarra River with their long round underpasses and arches. And the diagonals in architecture from Federation Square to the Arts Centre spire, and the tram wires slicing up the city made for a very graphic and colourful design. Blue seemed to be a fitting colour for Melbourne with a prism of other vibrant colours to show diversity and contrast. Anyone who lives in Melbourne would recognise the balloons as a common sight floating overhead.
This Melbourne Limited Edition Giclee art print is available only in 2 massive sizes and is available now form the Printspace™ online shop.
Art by Nicholas Girling

Friday, March 28, 2014

Barcelona Spain - patterns and colour

When you look down over the city of Barcelona, you see a pattern of square multi story appartments. It's like looking at fabric up close. But when you move in to the landscape and architecture by the 'Oh so famous one' that I wont even mention his name. You then see joyous colour and flowing organic shapes which puts a challenge to the thought that anyone actually needs a set-square at all. The pottery fractured and organised into the walls is such an iconic look that it inspires Nicholas from Printspace™ in this city poster of Barcelona.

"After studying the architecture, beautiful juxtaposed shapes and patterns within this vibrant city, I felt quite joyous and inspired. I wanted to show something that made me think of the repurposed fractured pottery, patterns and cathedral. The purpose was to create something iconic and fun to brighten up even the saddest of rooms. Simply to show the cathedral in a detailed illustration would do an injustice to the actual cathedral which needs to be seen to be believed. This is available in large and massive sizes."

These limited edition Giclee art prints are available in both Barcelona 70 x 100cm and Barcelona 100 x 120

Prague - perhaps the most picturesque place

According to the artist, Prague is one of the - if not the most beautiful city in the world. 
Hardly anyone talks about it loudly, but those who have been there treasure it dearly and almost whisper that it is their favourite place in the universe. Like they are saving it up for something. 

Prague and it's stunning city of red tiled roof-tops and spires, arches, lovers and towers. There is so much that this city gives in terms of creativity. It is tempting to put everything into one a piece of art - but that would not do either the art nor the city justice. This city requires certainly more than one poster from the artist. perhaps at least 2 or three to reveal Prague whilst snowing or Prague in Autumn. It could go on and on. While I was researching this city, I discovered Prague with snow. It looked like one of those snow domes. I think that they must have invented snow domes there because it looks so perfect.

Prague is also an art print by Nicholas Girling. This large artwork was completed March 2014. Printspace™ have just launched this Prague 70 x 100cm print and a larger Prague 100 x 120cm (as pictured) fine art print edition onto white 300gsm smooth cotton-rag paper. Each size is limited to 100 Giclee prints.

Why this size of 100 x 120cm?
This is a fairly unique size which would require custom framing. I wanted to make a perfect size portrait poster. I looked at our own walls at home and at the studio and got out the trusty old tape measure. I made a few mockup sizes out of cut paper and tacked them to the wall to get a feel for size and impact. I may have stared at the blank paper for a while. And this was the result for a portrait size. I imagine a piece like this going in an adjoining dining area connected to the kitchen. Something big and expressive.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Styling with : Sorbet Limited Edition Art Print

I had so much fun finding pieces to work in with our new Sorbet Limited Edition Art Print. (Available now from Printspace) It's great, as there are no limitations and you can choose anything at all.  I couldn't help myself, especially with the rug.... the colours are amazing.  The Light is a perfect shade of pale green/blue. Was I being greedy adding 2 pieces from Jardan? Nah, they are too lovely to ignore.

Created from an original painting, this print has all the brightness and detail that the painting does, and can be framed easily. Summer might have officially ended a few weeks ago now, and this print in gelati colours are a reminder of sunny days!

The print is a limited edition of 100, and is 50cm x 50cm (paper size, print is a bit smaller to allow for a white border for framing.) Yes, Ikea do a frame to fit this size. It is printed on beautiful cotton rag art paper, right here in Melbourne. xx

Where to buy these products:

Art: Printspace Sorbet Limited Edition Art Print
Lighting: Toldbod 120, Living Edge

Sofa: Wilfred, Jardan
Low Table: Iko, Jardan
Rug: Ribbon Multi Stripe, Armadillo & Co